Aged White Manhattan

Aged White Manhattan Recipe
Photo: Lucas Allen
Aging this delicious Manhattan cocktail in an oak barrel for a month develops its smooth, deep flavor.

Yield:

about 1 liter

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Active: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

1 oak barrel, (see Note)
16 ounces unaged white whiskey, such as Trybox Series New Make
16 ounces white vermouth, such as Dolin Blanc
1/2 ounce orange bitters
Ice
Lemon twists, for serving

Preparation

If the barrel is new and dry inside, fill it with water and let stand until watertight, about 24 hours. Drain.

Using a funnel, fill the barrel with all of the liquid ingredients. Let age, tasting a sample once a week, until the cocktail has taken on a rounded but not overly oaky flavor, about 1 month.

Strain the cocktail through a coffee filter–lined funnel into a glass container and store indefinitely.

To serve, pour 3 ounces into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and stir until chilled. Strain the drink into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist.

Note:

You can find 1-, 2-, 3- and 5-liter barrels at tuthilltown.com ($60 to $96). For barrels larger than 1 liter, multiply each aged cocktail recipe proportionately.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler,

Food & Wine

October 2012
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