Some Like It Hot is considered one of the best classic comedy films of all times, with an enticing combination of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon dressed in drag, some great music and a mob gang which just can’t cut a break. Marilyn Monroe, with her glamour enraptures the audience; remember that scene when she shakes up a Manhattan in a hot water bottle?
It’s that scene that began our ongoing fascination with The Manhattan, a traditional cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. Popular whiskeys to make it include rye, blended whiskey and bourbon- which is what Monroe uses to make her Manhattan.
The Manhattan is one of the six basic drinks in David Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, a classic mixology book.
Serve this Manhattan as a pre-dinner drink or enjoy some while you watch Some Like It Hot if you haven’t already.
2 oz bourbon
1 ox Italian sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.