When its chilly out, I crave a manhattan. They are just a festive chilly weather sort of drink and nothing warms my bones better than bourbon. Hubs will always go the dry gin martini route which I love as well but there's just something about a manhattan when the weather turns. It reminds me of fall, winter, hallowwen and christmas. I like mine less on the sweet side and with Makers 46. I'm just sayin.