classic cocktail, regarding whose "invention" there are several versions. According to the most common, it was commissioned in the 1870s by Jennie Churchill (1854-1921), the mother of Winston Churchill (1874-1965), on the occasion of one for the attorney and US presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden (1814- 1886) organized banquets in the New York club "Manhattan" for the first time. According to another version, however, it was created in the 1860s by a bartender named Black in a bar on Broadway near Houston Street. The Manhattan becomes 4 to 5 cl Canadian whiskey ), Tennessee whiskey or bourbon (Kentucky whiskey), 1 to 2 cl wormwood and two splashes of Angostura (bitter liqueur).
Depending on wormwood one differentiates into "Dry" (dry white wormwood), "Sweet" (sweet, red wormwood) and "Perfect" (half and half). However, there are other variants with other types of whiskey (Scotch, Irish Whiskey), brandy or rum, as well as others Aromatisierern like Orange Bitter or Peychaud's Bitter instead of Angostura. It is stirred on ice in a mixing glass, strained in a cocktail glass (straight up = without ice) and garnished with an olive or maraschino cherry. Thus, the Manhattan is in terms of ingredients and preparation Martini Cocktail similar, in the case of a spirit gin (or vodka ) is used. By the way, both cocktails are popular as aperitif served.