State College, PA bartender Tim Riefel selects a cherry for my Manhattan.
“The classiest of drinks, nothing is prettier or tastier than a classic Manhattan straight up. This article provides you with two recipes because it can be made with bourbon whiskey or rye whiskey, depending on what you have available, what you prefer, or perhaps you’d like to try both!” See http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Manhattan Use ONLY bourbon premium.
Photograph by bartender Cassie Meyer whose quick and methodical motion around the bar should be used as a time-motion study on how to do it gracefully and right.
Readers interested in connoisseur inebriation are encouraged to purchase my brother-in-law’s book on the subject. http://www.amazon.com/The-Old-Fashioned-Classic-Cocktail-Recipes/dp/1607745356/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403311763&sr=8-1&keywords=robert+simonson