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barrel proof manhattan cocktail in a coupe with an orange peel garnish

Cask and You Shall Receive

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
This barrel proof Manhattan cocktail is built with barrel proof bourbon in mind – something bold, complex, and hopefully selected by a handful of women and men whose palates you trust. Best made with a Bourbon Women barrel pick, in my case, from Four Roses in 2014.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz barrel proof bourbon
  • ¾ oz coffee-infused sweet vermouth**
  • ½ barspoon maple syrup
  • 4 drops cardamon bitters
  • 8 drops orange bitters
  • Garnish: orange peel


  • Combine bourbon, infused vermouth, and bitters in mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well chilled and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange peel.


Coffee-infused Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 tablespoons dark roast coffee beans
  • 4 ounces sweet vermouth
Put dark roast coffee beans in a clean glass jar with the sweet vermouth. Let steep for 4 to 8 hours – or more if you want more bitterness in the cocktail. Strain and store in the fridge in a clean jar. Use within 3 to 4 weeks.
Keyword bitters, manhattan, sweet vermouth
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