1/2 oz sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with the cherry.
Variations on the Manhattan:
Dry Manhattan- Use a dash of dry vermouth and garnish with a lemon twist.
Perfect Manhattan- Equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.