In our family, everybody talked about my Dad's famous Manhattans, which today we fondly call Charlie's Manhattans. It was always a traditional drink during the holidays and one with a very special recipe which I have shared below. One word of caution, always stop at two, then stay home or have a designated driver.
Ingredients for Charlie's Manhattans:
1 1/2 oz Jim Bean Bourbon
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 Dash Bitters
Splash of Cherry Juice
Stir well with ice. Strain into cocktail glass Serve with Cherry