I have been wanting to create a spin of a manhattan for a while now. Now it's true that my favorite part of a manhattan is the cherry after it's been sitting in the drink for a while. But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy a stronger cocktail from time to time.
3 oz whiskey
3 dashes bitters
splash cranberry juice
Place your cherry in your martini glass. Add the remaining ingredients into a shaker. Shake well and strain over your cherry in your martini glass.