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How to Make a Smoked Maple Manhattan

How to Make a Smoked Maple Manhattan

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While it’s unclear exactly where this delightful cocktail originated, the Manhattan has certainly earned it’s place among the classics. Articles in Liquour.com and tastecocktails.com both suggest the Manhattan made it’s debut at a banquet given by Lady Randolph Churchill (yes, Winston’s mother) in 1870. Conflicting stories, however, place Lady Churchill in England at the time, about to give birth to Winston.

Both articles suggest an alternative start to this still widely popular beverage – that it was actually invented by a man named “Black” in New York. Regardless of where it came from, the result is undeniably the same – a very fashionable and trendy concoction that is available in bars and restaurants throughout the world today.

There are 3 Manhattan variations that I’m most familiar with:

  • ‘Regular’, which calls for sweet vermouth
  • ‘Dry’, which calls for dry vermouth
  • ‘Perfect’, which calls for equal amounts of both dry and sweet vermouth

All 3 share these same basic ingredients:

  • Rye, bourbon or blended whiskey
  • Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherries or lemon twists for garnish

After many experiments with different types of bourbon and/or whiskey, my husband, Don, came up with this particular recipe that has become quite popular among our family and friends.

Don’s Smoked Maple Manhattan

  • 2 1/2 oz. Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. dry vermouth (offsets the sweetness from the maple bourbon)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 Luxardo cherries

These make a perfect pitcher cocktail for your Game Day celebration! Or serve them alongside Pulled Pork Sliders on Game Day!

If you do try this, I’d love to hear what you think as well as what you served them with!

Cheers!

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Kris Slaboszewski

Kris Slaboszewski

Avid lover of all things in the kitchen (cooking, baking, eating, etc.), dogs and travel. While I do not consider myself to be an expert in any of these categories, I am excited to share my own experiences and stories with you!

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