Dennise & Peter Carter's
Recipe for
Famous Manhattans

A kinder & gentler cocktail to recapture the spirit
of a by-gone era

Traditional version (Dennise's favorite)

1.75 liters
3 cups
24 dashes
1/2 cup

sweet vermouth
Angostura bitters
maraschino cherry juice

New York version (Peter's favorite)

1.75 liters
2 cups
24 dashes
1/3 cup

Canadian or rye whiskey
sweet vermouth
Angostura bitters
maraschino cherry juice

Serve the Famous Manhattan garnished with a maraschino cherry on the rocks or ice cold straight up.


Other tips:
-Trader Joe's sells an excellent Italian sweet vermouth.
-Very large jars of marachino cherries are available at Costco.
-Manhattans are best served Wednesday through Sunday evenings. On Mondays we need a big Martini.

-You're on your own on Tuesdays.


Dennise Carter, left side of the picture.


Peter Carter, center, in business suit.

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