This could be viewed as a long variation on the classic Manhattan, or a more complex version of a whisky based Horse's Neck (what is commonly known as whisky and dry). Either way, its an excellent way of lengthening the Manhattan without compromising on the excellent flavour combination of Whisky and Vermouth. As with the standard Manhattan its possible to vary the sweetness to taste, by adjusting the proportion of sweet and dry vermouths.
Serve in a Collins glass and garnish with a cherry or an orange zest.
A cherry finishes off a Skyscraper Manhattan cocktail.
Add lots of ice to the mixing tin.
Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside of the mixing tin.
Fill a Collins glass with ice.
Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Garnish the cocktail with a cherry or an orange zest.