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Maple Manhattan

Try grade B maple syrup here for a more assertive maple flavor.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 drink

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2016


  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce rye whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Dash of angostura bitters
  • Lemon twist and bourbon-soaked cherry, for garnish


  1. Fill a shaker with ice; add vermouth, whiskey, maple syrup, and bitters. Shake vigorously until frosty and cold on outside, 30 seconds. Strain over ice; garnish with lemon twist and cherry.

Cook's Notes

A single giant ice cube melts more slowly than a few smaller ones, so drinks get less diluted.

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