Want to make the perfect Manhattan? You’ve come to the right place. The recipe for this classic cocktail is from The Ritz London cookbook – and made to absolute perfection. Enjoy!
45ml Woodford Reserve bourbon
25ml Martini Rosso
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Stir and serve in a Martini glass onto a maraschino cherry (or two) with a little of their liquor. Garnish with a twist of orange.
If you wish to make macerated cherry liqueur at home, you will need 1kg cherries, 350ml Woodford Reserve, 300ml Bacardi 8 Años, 70ml Tío Pepe, 70ml Grand Marnier, 50ml Maraschino liqueur. Place all the ingredients in an airtight container, seal and refrigerate for 3 weeks. Stir once a week to ensure even maceration.
Extracted from The Ritz London: The Cookbook by John Williams MBE is published by Mitchell Beazley, £30. Photography by John Carey.