Update: This post originally included four sweet vermouths. I’m adding two additional commonly-found bottles below.
A Manhattan is a simple drink: rye, sweet vermouth, bitters, and a cherry. I never thought I liked them, because I never thought I liked sweet vermouth. Turns out I just don’t like bad sweet vermouth.
After making a few tasty Manhattans with an impulse purchase, Alessio Vermouth di Torino Rosso, we decided to have a bit of a taste test. Jason and I tried 4 vermouths on their own, and then stirred into Manhattans. We used Bulleit Rye for each Manhattan here. (Maybe we’ll do a post on the best rye for Manhattans soon.)