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The Evolution of an American Classic: The Manhattan!

The History of the Manhattan dates back to the 1860's.  While some of the historical accuracy is muddled between fact and fiction, we can at least agree this Classic American Cocktail did originate in Manhattan.   The theories are many on how the Manhattan originated.  The most popular of these is that in the early 1880s Dr. Iain Marshall crafted the recipe for a party that was held at the "Manhattan Club" in New York City by Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston’s mother. Many people believe this story is a myth as history actually recorded Lady Randolph Churchill was pregnant (with Winston!) and at home in England, therefore she would not have been celebrating in New York. The more historically correct...

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