Add vermouth, whiskey, and bitters to a mixing glass with ice.
Stir about 40 times, until the ice is half-melted.
Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the cherry.
Grab a bottle of rye whiskey and sweet vermouth and rest assured that you can mix up the ideal Manhattan experience. With a status as a cultural icon and dozens of variations to its name, this recipe is true to the original. Some things are just not worth messing with.