|A Manhattan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
When asked about Manhattan more than a few readers thought along the same lines as Megan Morgan who replied, "I'm a bartender so the first thing I thought of was the drink."
Likewise Southpaw HR Sinclair said, "The first thing I think of is a friend who use to live there. --then I think of the drink though I've never had one."
I've never had a Manhattan drink either though it's definitely an old school drink that's been around since the 19th century. A number of origin stories for the drink can be found in various sources making the true origin debatable though most would agree that the drink originated somewhere in Manhattan.
Stephen T. McCarthy offered his recipe for a Manhattan: