Should a cocktail cost $22? Apparently, it depends. This barrel-aged Manhattan at the Capella Hotel bar brings that price, and it sells. It also makes a pretty picture.
It's not difficult to make at home, btw. Here is the recipe from the "Mad Men" cocktail guide:
1 3/4 oz bourbon
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
1 dash aromatic bitters
1 maraschino cherry
-Select mixing glass
-Pour sweet vermouth
-Select cocktail glass
-Garnish with a cherry
When I make this recipe I add a dash of the cherry juice, too.
History: This drink got its name in the 1870s, when it was first poured at the Manhattan Club.