Here's my take on the traditional Manhattan recipe. The use of Cherry Bitters instead of Maraschino Cherries is the major difference, one I began a couple years ago to avoid the sticky finger mess while retaining the flavor. Crown Royal is my favorite Manhattan whiskey, but Canadian Club makes some aged varieties that are near as good and several dollars cheaper.
Two Shakes of Angostura Bitters
Two Shakes of Cherry Bitters
2.5 oz. Martini Sweet Vermouth
5.0 oz. Crown Royal Whiskey
Add an easy chair and a box of remote controls, then enjoy.