Maple Manhattan

Maple manhattan cocktail

Maple Manhattan

Maple syrup will sweeten, and add depth to your Manhattan.Shutterstock

A slight twist on the traditional Manhattan, this cocktail calls for a bit of maple syrup to sweeten the mix of rye whiskey and dry vermouth.


  • 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)


Fill a shaker with ice, then add vermouth, whiskey, maple syrup and bitters. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds, until frosty on the outside. Strain over ice; make it look pretty with lemon twist and cherry, then serve.