"Oh," he said to me, "that's called a Manhattan."
"Thanks," I answered, taking my drink.
(Note to those who do not know. A Manhattan is made with whiskey, not gin, and sweet vermouth, not dry. Aside from that, they are identical ... in that they are both served cold and in a glass.)
|Two corrections. Not just "whiskey," but rye whiskey (which is what I mean by "whiskey"). And a month or so I did retry asking and did get a real martini (albeit, in a wine glass, not a cocktail glass).|