Indian summer has been in full effect in Park City. The days are warm and sunny while the nights are chilly (perfect sleeping weather!) The past few weekends have been perfect for fall foliage hikes now that all the leaves are bursting oranges and reds! I feel like September arrived, I blinked, and now its October! Soon enough the snow will be falling and the mountains will be open! Since I barely realized it was September I feel like it’s time to kick back and enjoy some flavorful fall-themed cocktails. One of my favorite new drinks is the Maple Manhattan from Fletcher’s on Main Street. I have always loved Manhattans, but there was something deliciously refreshing and fall-like about this drink. Plus, I grew up in New England where real maple syrup is a staple in everyone’s kitchen. Don’t forget to use local High West bourbon to make this cocktail extra special. Cheers! (Originally posted on Dishing PC website)
- 2 ounces bourbon (such as High West American Prairie or Maker’s Mark)
- 1/4 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 2 dashes Angrostura bitters
- Cherry and orange peel for garnish
- Combine bourbon, vermouth, maple syrup and bitters is a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake several times, strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Serve with cherry and orange garnish