Recipe by katrien.haasbroek

In its heyday, the Pump Room charged 50 cents for most cocktails. Among them, the Manhattan reigned as the archetypal short mixed drink -- one that was typically improved by the use of ordinary whiskey, rather than the gentler, smoother varieties. It was originally made with rye, a harsh spirit that has generally fallen from favor, but which shows some signs of returning. These days, most recipes call for using blended or Canadian whisky.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir in a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass (martini glass).
  3. Add the twist of lemon.

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