June 26, 2012 – Rob Samuels Jr. of Maker’s Mark shared his father’s recipe for the “Perfect Manhattan” in an email to Maker’s Mark Ambassadors:

1 and a half parts of Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1/2 part Sweet Vermouth
1 teaspoon of Maraschino Cherry juice
1 Maraschino Cherry

Shake the Maker’s Mark, vermouth, and cherry juice together for 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled Manhattan glass. Garnish with the cherry, and serve straight up with no ice.