Cocktails and Movies Cocktail: The Manhattan

cocktails and movies the manhattanIf you just have to have some vermouth but are tired of vodka and gin (martinis), you can have a manhattan! A nice drink to have before you have a nice dinner and then on to a movie. Classy people drink manhattans, so dress accordingly. No jeans or shorts!




  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with the cherry.

Movie Selection:

We don’t really have a movie selection, we just got new martini glasses! But, any movie about New York or East Coast drama/political thriller is a great match for a manhattan! Think “Scent of a Woman” or “The Departed.”