Manhattan

Manhattan

Manhattan

Recipe

6cl Rittenhouse Rye
2cl Antica Formula
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

A popular story suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston) in honor of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. The banquet’s success made the drink fashionable, later prompting people to request the drink by referring to the name of the club where it originated, “The Manhattan” cocktail. However, Lady Randolph was in France at the time, and pregnant, so the story is likely to be ctional.

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