Essential Cocktails: The Manhattan

Hopefully by now you're learning to drink like a gentleman, so heres another wonderful addition to your classic cocktail repertoire, the Manhattan. First devised in the late 1800s (in Manhattan, obviously) and exceedingly popular in the cocktail heyday of the 50s and early 60s, this belly warming concoction is perfect for the holidays (or any day really). While it can be made a variety of ways and with traditional bourbon, we prefer it made the original way with the spicy bite of rye.