The Manhattan cocktail is probably one of the easiest cocktails to make and remember. It is as simple as 2-1-2, 2 oz whiskey, 1 oz sweet vermouth and 2 dashes of bitters. And 2-1-2 just so happens to be Manhattan's area code.
Based on the Bajan rum punch recipe (1 part sour, two parts sweet, three parts strong and four parts week) below you will find our take on the vastly popular colonial period beverage. A perfect drink for a warm summer day when you are in the mood to share.
A favorite of George Washington's, he once did 13 toasts with it in Fraunces Tavern in New York City, Hot Buttered Rum was a colonial period favorite during the cooler months of the year and especially popular around the holidays.