Last night, Chris asked if i would make him a manhattan since we finally had vermouth in the fridge again. While looking up the simple ingredients for the original classic recipe, I found a bunch of variations here which added different bitters/liqueurs to the base of rye and vermouth. The Sherman was one of those variations and it is has the additions of absinthe and orange bitters. While most manhattan recipes are actually stirred, I chose to shake this one. The twist of new ingredients on a classic added some welcome and complex flavor to the otherwise simple drink.