Invented in the 1880s, this classic American cocktail was originally made for a party being thrown by Winston Churchill’s mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, at the Manhattan Club in New York City.

Ingredients (per cocktail)

  • 50ml bourbon
  • 25ml rosso vermouth
  • 5ml syrup from a jar of maraschino cherries
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry, to garnish
  • A twist of pared lemon, to garnish


  1. Pour all of the ingredients, aside from the garnish, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Stir with a long-handled spoon then strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish and serve.

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