The Manhattan Cocktail One of the most elegant cocktails created, the Manhattan brings a strong cocktail for the elite. Considered as a classic, a sophisticated event deserves a sophisticated cocktail like this one. What you will need: 5ml Whiskey 2ml Sweet Red Vermouth Angostura bitters Maraschino cherry Preparation: In a cocktail shaker with ice, mix all the whiskey, vermouth and dash of bitters. Mix with a bar spoon. Strain in a chilled glass and garnish with cherry.