Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Had my first taste of Maple Hook Manhattan a couple years back at Hanny's in summer in Phoenix, but it seems like an autumn drink to me. This is their recipe, but there's plenty of variations on the idea out there.
2 ounces Seagram's 7 (or any whiskey, really)
1/2 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur (I use Cherry Heering),
1/2 ounce lemon juice (about half a juicy lemon)
1 ounce maple syrup (1/2 ounce maple syrup, 1/2 ounce water)
Combine in shaker over ice, and shake.
This recipe really lends itself to modifications and experiments. Try some interesting bitters, and different whiskies, grades of maple syrup, and proportions.