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Annie Starke's Smoky Manhattan

Smoky Manhattan

byAnnie Starke
Total 10 mins, includes cooling time
Active 10 mins
Makes 2 drinks
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 4 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 3 extra-large ice cubes
  • 2 pieces orange peel
    1. On a fireproof surface like a pan or stone, light 2 sprigs of rosemary on fire until smoking or, if making these over a campfire, use tongs to hold 2 sprigs in the fire until smoking.
    2. Invert a cocktail glass over each smoking sprig on the fireproof surface and leave the rosemary to smoke while you make the cocktails.
    3. To a beaker, add the regular ice cubes, whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Add a large ice cube to the beaker and stir until combined.
    4. Take the smoked glasses, discard the charred rosemary, add an extra-large ice cube to each glass, and strain in the cocktail mixture. Run a piece of orange peel around rim of each glass, twist the peels, and add them to the cocktails. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to each cocktail.