The Perfection Manhattan, made these for the Mad Men season premier, and they were most definitely a hit.
This take on a perfect Manhattan requires the following:
1. Bourbon (I used Makers Mark)
2. Dry Vermouth
3. Sweet Vermouth
4. Absinthe (I used Mata Hari)
5. Blood Orange Bitters
6. Orange Peel
7. Maraschino Cherries
What you do:
I first twist the orange peel along the glass rim so it has a nice aroma the whole time. Add two ounces bourbon. A quarter of an ounce of sweet vermouth and a quarter of an ounce dry vermouth. An ounce of absinthe. Add dashes of blood orange bitters and a dash of maraschino cherry juice. Garnish with the orange peel twist and a maraschino cherry. PERFECTION!