Friday, January 14, 2011

Maker's Manhattan

Maker's Manhattan

A couple of weeks ago Brian and I were watching a TV program about the history of distilled liquors including bourbon. And, the next thing I know, he comes home with a bottle of pricey Maker's Mark. Neither of us had any experience with bourbon but Brian's never been a big fan of rye whiskey. So we decided to revisit our beloved Manhattan recipe and substitute the bourbon. The result was a smoother but more powerful drink. We found it didn't need to be as chilled and, if we snuck in about a teaspoon of the maraschino cherry liquid, it made it extra yummy. Cheers!

Per Serving:
2 oz. Bourbon
2 Dashes Angostura bitters
2 Tablespoons sweet vermouth

Shake over ice and garnish with lemon and a maraschino cherry.

3 comments:

  1. Maker's Marker is actually my favorite Bourbon! Very mellow and flavorful...this recipe inspires me....

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  2. Maker's Mark was THE wish for item on my daughter's foodie Christmas list. Oh, and some chi-chi vanilla extract, which I could not find anywhere ... guess what she got?

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