How to Order the Manhattan You Want

It may seem like a rock-solid, unchanging concept, but the classic Manhattan can be tweaked to taste. When ordering, help the bartender by stipulating what you what. “First, call the brand you want,” says Woodford Reserve brand ambassador Thomas Vernon. Then, say whether you want it served “up” (in a martini glass) or on the rocks, and finally whether you want a zest or a cherry. Life is all about the details, right?

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