Smoked Manhattan Recipe
The Manhattan is one of my go-to cocktails and I love to try variations of it. Smoking a Manhattan brings out a lot of the smoky notes from the rye and I love the presentation of it. There are lots of ways to smoke a cocktail, but for this recipe I smoke the already made cocktail using a PolyScience smoking gun.
I give a standard rye Manhattan recipe below, but you can use any Manhattan recipe you prefer. This method also works with Old Fashioned and any other drink you'd like to add a smoky flavor to.
The cocktail shaker and strainer is from Barfly, which I was given for free to test out and I've really been enjoying.
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Ingredients for Smoked Manhattan
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Wood chips and smoking gun
- 1 maraschino or Luxardo cherry
Cooking Instructions for Smoked Manhattan
Place the rye, sweet vermouth and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain the cocktail out into a short cocktail glass and add the cherry.
Place the tube of the smoking gun into cocktail and fill it with smoke. For added presentation, you can cover the glass with a coaster or glass dome to hold in the smoke as you serve it.
Nutritional Information for Smoked Manhattan
- Calories: 233
- Fat: 0g
- Protein: 0g
- Carbohydrate: 6g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugar: 4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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This article is by me, Jason Logsdon. I'm an adventurous home cook and professional blogger who loves to try new things, especially when it comes to cooking. I've explored everything from sous vide and whipping siphons to pressure cookers and blow torches; created foams, gels and spheres; made barrel aged cocktails and brewed beer. I have also written 10 cookbooks on modernist cooking and sous vide and I run the AmazingFoodMadeEasy.com website.
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