classic cocktail with respect to whose "invention" there are several versions. After the most common he was in the 1870s on behalf of Jennie Churchill (1854-1921), the mother of Winston Churchill (1874-1965), on the occasion of a lawyer and US presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden (1814-1914) 1886) organized banquets at the New York club "Manhattan" for the first time. According to another version, however, he was created in the 1860s by a bartender named Black in a bar on Broadway near Houston Street. The Manhattan is made up of 4 to 5 cl Canadian (Canadian whiskey ), Tennessee whiskey or bourbon (Kentucky whiskey), 1 to 2 cl of vermouth and two splashes of angostura (bitter liqueur) mixed.
Depending on wormwood one distinguishes between "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, and others Aromatisierern like Orange Bitter or Peychaud's Bitter instead of Angostura. It is stirred in a mixing glass on ice (stirred), strained into a cocktail glass (Straight Up = without ice) and garnished with an olive or maraschino cherry. Thus, the Manhattan of ingredients and preparation ago the Martini Cocktail similar to that as a spirit drink gin (or vodka ) is used. Both cocktails are by the way like as aperitif served.