While you wait for the turkey to cook, break out the mixing glass and craft this classic cocktail with a holiday season spin. 


  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey (I’m using Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye)
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Butter (…Trader Joes) 
  • 1 bar poon Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup (or regular maple syrup.. i guess)
  • 4 dashes Sassafras Bitters
  • 1 Luxardo Cherry
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick


Add the rye whiskey, the vermouth, maple syrup and pumpkin butter to a mixing glass. Splash those bitters in and fill with ice. Stir until it feels right (about 20 seconds) and then strain into a coupe glass. Stab a cherry and drop it in with a cinnamon stick. You’re welcome.

Autumn Manhattan Cocktail


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