I have had Manhattan or two almost every day since Christmas 1949----so this year I am celebrating 60 years and approximately 21,000 Bourbon Manhattans.
None of those fancy recipes with a splash of this or a splash of that
2 bourbons---to one sweet vermouth ---- a cherry and a little cherry juice once in a while, and a dash of bitters if available.
Best in the past-----Linck's Log Cabin---Huntington, NY
Best recent ---Piper's Kilt ---Eastchester, NY
Best ever, all time------Roy's Penrose, NC----
Roy's ain't open for business, it's just Roy and me,
sitting on his deck in the Blue Ridge Mountains looking out at about 20 miles of valley to the next nearest mountain. A pitcher of manhattans, a bucket of ice and some steaks coming to room temperature and a fire starting to glow in the grill. It don't
get much better than that.