Serves | 1 |

  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • cherry, for garnish

| Preparation | Combine whiskey, vermouth and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

| Variations | This is the Big Daddy of boozy cocktails, and it can be reconfigured into manifold permutations with little effort. For example, instead of the 1 oz of sweet vermouth, cut it to ½ oz and add ½ oz dry vermouth for a Perfect Manhattan. Use Punt e Mes vermouth and add ¼ oz maraschino liqueur and it’s considered a Red Hook. Just changing the rye out for bourbon or using a different type of bitters will alter the flavor dramatically.

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