If you haven’t been watching the new season of HBO’s blockbuster prohibition era masterpiece Boardwalk Empire, then you might be wondering why there has been such a recent and massive reemergence of some of the most classic cocktails being ordered at your local watering hole. Firstly, it’s easily one of the best shows on TV and secondly, who doesn’t want to draw a little attention at the bar. The creative minds over at Basil Hayden’s have done it again and mixed up a Manhattan inspired by the hit show. So go order one tonight and prepare to be the classiest guy at the bar, just remember once you’ve ordered, act like you’ve been there before!
Basil Hayden’s Lucky’s Manhattan
1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1/2 part Sweet Vermouth
1/2 part Dry Vermouth
1/2 part Maple Syrup
2 dashes of Bitters
Stir together the bourbon, vermouths, maple syrup and bitters over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry and serve.