- 6 Mint leaves (plus more for garnish)
- 1 oz Maple Syrup
- 3 oz Basil Hayden Bourbon
Muddle mint and syrup in the bottom of a silver julep cup or old fashioned glass. Add crushed ice and bourbon, jiggle mixture with a bar spoon to combine. Add more mint and a short straw.
Manhattan in Autumn
- 2 1/2 oz Knob Creek Bourbon
- 3/4 oz Nolly Pratt Sweet Vermouth
- Autumn Tincture
Stir bourbon and vermouth with ice. Spray the inside of a cocktail glass with Autumn Tinctue. then strain the bourbon mixture into the glass. Garnish with orange peel and cherry.
Autumn Tincture: In a small 5-6 oz empty and sanatized spice jar, place 3 cinnamon sticks, 1Tbl. ground clove, 1Tbl groung Nutmeg, 1 tsp cardimum, 4 drops pure vanilla. Cover the mixtur with 100 proof vodka, and set aside for 3 weeks, shaking mixture at least once a day. After maceration, strain liquid through a coffee filter into a small spray bottle (available at cooking shops, or beauty shops).