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Maple Manhattan


Photo: Bruce Murray, VisionFire

A Canadian take on a classic cocktail.

Recipe courtesy of The Wooden Monkey, Halifax, N.S.


  • 1 + 1/4 oz (30 ml + 12 ml) Glen Breton Rare 10-year, single malt scotch
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Devonian Coast Maple Wine
  • 1/4 to 1/3oz (12 ml to 20 ml) maple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters


  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients. Shake vigorously.
  • Strain into chilled martini glass or rocks glass with a chunky ice cube or two. Do not garnish.
  • If desired, add an extra dash bitters once drink is poured.
  • Maple syrup can be adjusted to personal preference. Swap out the Angostura aromatic bitters for cinnamon or cardamom bitters for a winter treat.
Please refrain from garnishing with a maraschino cherry. Don't garnish with cherries unless you got a gift of brandied/preserved cherries from a trusted friend or artisan gift shop at Christmas.  

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