Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

The Perfect Manhattan Is Effortlessly Sophisticated

Sure, there will always be room in our hearts for sugary, colorful cocktails. But nothing rivals the sheer adult-ness of sipping a Manhattan—except, perhaps, drinking one you made yourself.

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Oct 1 2016, 12:00am

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

The Manhattan needs no introduction.

Sure, there will always be room in our hearts for sugary, colorful cocktails. But nothing rivals the sheer adult-ness of sipping a Manhattan—except, perhaps, drinking one you made yourself.

It's simplicity is partially why the Manhattan is so sophisticated—it's just three ingredients, but it's all about getting the proportions right. Austin Hartman, beverage director of Montana's Trail House in Brooklyn, stirred this one to perfection. Here's the recipe, if you can call it that.

RECIPE: The Perfect Manhattan

Pour over ice or straight up, and garnish with a cherry. Stay classy.