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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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.
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