a Manhattan Cocktail
How To Stir A Manhattan Cocktail For The Perfect Taste
A perfect Manhattan showcases the flavor of whiskey with bitters and vermouth and is best served cold and clear in a martini glass with a maraschino cherry garnish.
The most important step is stirring the ingredients over ice for about 20 to 25 rotations or 20 to 30 seconds. This amount of time strikes a balance between chilling and dilution.
A Manhattan benefits from a bit of dilution from melting ice to enhance its flavor, but excessive shaking or stirring can result in a watery or bland cocktail.
Proper stirring is crucial to achieve the ideal balance of chill and flavor, ensuring the drink is both refreshing and satisfying.