5. Manhattan

This is one of the most eye-catching classic cocktails due to the deep color from the bourbon and the bright red cherry.

This east-coast native is sometimes shaken and sometimes stirred, depending on what your guests prefer.

Either way you make it, it’s a decadent sweet treat that’s sure to please whiskey lovers!


2 oz rye whiskey

1/2 oz sweet vermouth

2-3 dashes Angostura bitters

maraschino cherry for garnish


Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.

Stir well.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with the cherry.

Source: cocktails.about.com