Should I be worried?
In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, I thought I’d share part of our collection of bourbon bottles.
My husband and I have long enjoyed bourbon, but since we returned from Kentucky, my husband has really ramped up his purchases. Don’t misunderstand. I certainly reap the benefits of his buying habits, but….I wonder if we should be plotting our roadtrips around shops that stock hard-to-find bottles of bourbon? Or should a trip to the farmers’ market have to paired with a trip to a liquor store? Is it bad that we cannot drive or walk by a sign that reads “spirits” without stopping to search for dusty bottles?
Hmmm…let me think about that while I sip this Manhattan.
Makes 1 drink
2 ounces premium bourbon
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
splash of Maraschino liqueur or juice from jar of Maraschino cherries
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Combine bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into glass. I prefer to drink it with ice. Garnish with cherry and add a splash of liquid from jar.