THE best cocktail in my opinion. Make your own Brandied Cherries instead of the nasty neon red store bought cherries.
Finest, easiest, most interesting cocktail around - rye whisky gives it a distinctive edge, and don't forget those bitters!
I'm new to the world of Manhattans, so take my comments in that context. That being said, I have two things to say... "Yum!" and "Be careful..." :-) I see this as a terrific starting point....
Rye Manhattan is mine and my husband's fav drink....25 years now. We don't use the bitters though. C-Bisket...gonna make your grandmas cherry dessert soon!
I'd have given a 5 but whiskey is never shaken and a Manhattan is not supposed to be frothy. Ask any old time bartender.
Try the black and gold version using chocolate bitters. It's awesome. You're welcome!