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The Manhattan cocktail, a simple mid-19th century blend of whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters, finds its roots right here on our fair island, a refined yet potent concoction certain to alleviate all stresses of the city with each smooth sip. And whether you prefer bourbon or rye, Canadian Club or Tennessee hooch, the best Manhattans often mirror the cocktail bars they’re served in—classy but not too pretentious, dark enough to stir up some trouble and with just enough sweetness to keep repeat imbibers in good spirits from dusk ‘till dawn. Thirsty yet? These bars in NYC serve up the finest Manhattans from some of the city's best bartenders.
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