Legend has it that American-born socialite Jennie Jerome Churchill anointed this cocktail the "Manhattan" after requesting a special drink for a party at the Manhattan Club. It was most likely a myth, as Jennie was probably in England at the time for the christening of her son, Winston. Yup, that Winston Churchill.
1.25 oz bourbon
0.5 oz sweet vermouth
dash Angostura bitters
Lisa Johnson at the Cruise Room, 1600 17th St., 303-825-1107