Apple Manhattan

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Maker's Mark Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 ounce Berentzen's Apple Liqueur
  • Thin slice Granny Smith Apple (Garnish)

Stir the two ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the apple slice.

This is one of the best new cocktails I've tasted in twenty years, created by master bartender David Marsden when he worked in a classy little spot called first on first in New York City. Don't try this without the Berentzen's.