Rightfully named, the Manhattan cocktail was created in the heart of NYC during the 1870s. Predating the mighty martini, the Manhattan’s rightful place on the cocktail pedestal has been proven time and time again. That doesn’t mean you have to be a speakeasy master mixologist to perfect this elegant libation. Manhattans seem fancy, but they are truly one of the simplest cocktails to create. This classic bourbon cocktail recipe is as easy as one, two, three (and that’s exactly how many ingredients you’ll need).