I am posting this in honor of my Irish grandfather. Every Christmas and Thanksgiving he would make a traditional Manhattan and my Mom and I would always doctor ours up with lots of ginger ale, sit back, and watch the fireworks explode! These have a very strong alcohol flavor and are potent- and I do not recommend making this if you are looking for a fru-fru drink! The recipe is adapted from Bon Appetite and they suggest that if you prefer it a bit drier to make the vermouth portion half sweet and half dry.
- Fill a lowball glass with ice.
- Add whiskey and sweet vermouth; stir. Top with giner ale if desired and garnish with maraschino cherry.
For a non-whiskey drinker I like these, but man were they strong. One and only one did the trick!
WHOOOO WEEEEE I had to add some extra ginger ale to mine. Go Grandpa!!!!
DH really liked this drink. He is a die hard Scotch drinker. He gives it 4 stars. I tasted it and it was ok for me but then I am not a whiskey drinker. I preferred the Skor Bar drink. (Girlie drink) He would serve this to his poker buddies. Thanks cookiedog!