Fortunately, the snow has melted since the photo above was taken, on March 15th.
A Perfect Manhattan combines rye whiskey with equal parts dry and sweet vermouth. It is so called because of the equal portions of the two kinds of vermouth. The drink was nice and it was certainly good to get back to whiskey drinks and the Manhattan family. I do prefer bitters to the dry vermouth but it was a pleasant variation. My recipe came from The New York Bartender's Guide.