Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Manhattan
The use of the Carpano vermouth makes this cocktail. The vermouth itself is totally drinkable alone: I taste figs, dates, licorice, and delicious raisins. But when added to the Manhattan, the vermouth adds a wonderful herb aroma to the sweetness of the rye.
2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
1 oz Carpano Anitca sweet red Italian vermouth (The absolute best!)
1 dash bitters (Peychauds or your favorite)
1 tsp cherry juice
Brandied cherry for garnish
Pour into a mixing glass with crushed ice, stir, strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a Maraschino cherry.