There are some who adhere to dry-martini dogma when making a manhattan, thinking the drink improves with less vermouth.
- 2 ounces rye or bourbon
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Cocktail cherry, for garnish
Stir ingredients over ice until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with cherry.