A Classic Manhattan gets a fall twist with a touch of sweet maple syrup. This Maple Manhattan will go on your favorite Bourbon Cocktails list and your favorite Fall Cocktails list!
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I love simple cocktails, which is why I love a Manhattan. All you need for a classic Manhattan is whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. When you have a simple cocktail like a Manhattan, it makes for easy additions.
When I was looking to create some fall cocktails, I started with a Manhattan. The only question was which fall flavor to use? Pumpkins? Apples? Maple Syrup?
Remembering this Bourbon Maple Grilled Acorn Squash recipe, maple syrup jumped to the front of the list!
Choose Your Bourbon
We decided to go for a classic with some good old school Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon. In addition to it being one of my favorites, I also wanted to be able to show off my old swizzle stick with the Four Roses on it. Pretty cool!
My grandmother had a pretty extensive bar, and all of these cocktails stirrers came from her collection.
This Maple Manhattan is so easy to make!
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add bourbon, vermouth, maple syrup and bitters.
- Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a cherry.
Instead of regular maraschino cherries, you might want to try these Bourbon Barrel Cherries!
This was the perfect fall cocktail, so easy and the maple syrup gives a sweet fall twist. We will definitely be having this all fall long and winter too!
Looking for more bourbon:
These Boozy Bourbon Cocoa Pops are so good, we eat them year round!
You also love this simple Classic Manhattan!
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1/4 ounce vermouth sweet
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 dashes bitters
- 1 maraschino cherry for garnish
- Add bourbon, vermouth, maple syrup and bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 15 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.