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.


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

  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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