There are several storied versions of how the Manhattan Cocktail came into being.  There are two things that are NOT in question though; first, it was originated in America, most likely in the borough of New York for which it is named, and second, that the traditional Manhattan is made with American Rye Whiskey.  Seven Jars Preamble Rye Whiskey is an exceptional Rye Whiskey that preserves the tradition of the Manhattan, but this particular twist on the classic recipe is one of our favorites.  If you love a traditional Manhattan, please try our Preamble Rye and let us know what you think.  And if you DON’T prefer the traditional Manhattan, you owe it to yourself to give the Honey Manhattan a sip – we think you will be pleasantly surprised!

Seven Jars Honey Manhattan

1 1/2 oz Seven Jars Preamble Rye Whiskey

3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

2 tsp Honey

2 tsp Water

1 Marischino Cherry

Combine biters, honey, water and cherry in a stainless shaker.  Muddle, then add ice.  Pour Seven Jars Preamble Rye Whiskey and Vermouth over ice and shake.  Strain into a martini or lowball glass.  Garnish with cherry.

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