The true history behind the invention of the Manhattan is still a mystery. One popular theory is the drink was created in 1874 at the Manhattan Club in New York City. As legend goes, the Manhattan was made for a party thrown by Winston Churchill’s mother, Lady Randolph Churchill.
Perfect Manhattan: Replace half of the sweet vermouth with dry vermouth.
The following recipe has been adapted from The Culinary Institute of America's Entertaining (2012, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) cookbook.