In the early 1800s, "cocktail" connoted a drink mixed with bitters. The recipe for this one, which first appeared in our October 2011 issue, along with Rebecca Barry's article Whiskey Rebellion, comes from Keen's Steakhouse in Manhattan.
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd ColemanMAKES 1 COCKTAIL
INGREDIENTS3 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. sweet vermouth
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 maraschino cherry