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.