Maple Sage Manhattan

Makes 4 Manhattans


8 oz bourbon or whiskey
2 oz sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes of bitters
¼ cup chopped sage
¼ cup maple syrup


Paired with any steak meal this dressy drink is the perfect start to a simple yet sophisticated dinner party. Swirl together eight oz bourbon or whiskey, two oz sweet vermouth, 2-3 dashes of bitters, ¼ cup chopped sage, ¼ cup maple syrup. Add shaved ice, strain into martini glasses and garnish with a sage leaf and a maraschino cherry in each glass.