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  The original mahattan was created in 1874 at the mahattan club in New York, was made with sweet vermouth and rye, which produces a smooth, mellow cocktail. Since then there have been numerous variations.  
Makes two 3 oz drinks

  • 1.5 oz sweet vermouth

  • 2 dashes angostura bitters

  • 4.5 oz rye or bourbon whiskey

  • cocktail glasses

Stir in pitcher with ice, whiskey, sweet vermotuth, and bitters. Place a maraschino cherry into each cocktail glass, strain the drink over the cherries and serve