This drink uses the ratio for a Manhattan as inspiration. Starting with rye, just like a Manhattan, this drink then uses a combination of Amer, dry vermouth, and maraschino liqueur instead of sweet vermouth. And of course where would we be without our good friend bitters? (You can use a homemade orange bitters if you’re feeling totally DIY.)
2 ounces rye whiskey
1/2 ounce amer
1/4 ounce dry vermouth
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
1 dash orange bitters
Stir with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.
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