Thirsty Thursday - Spiced Manhattan

Spiced Manhattan Cocktail


  • Infused Vermouth:
  • 2 cups sweet vermouth
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash sea salt


  • Manhattan Cocktail:
  • 2.5 oz Hennessy cognac
  • .75 oz infused vermouth
  • Dash of angostura bitters
  • Twist of orange
  • Sprinkle of fresh nutmeg


To Infuse the Vermouth: Heat vermouth to just before boiling. Add all dry ingredients. Turn off heat, cover with lid and let steep for several hours. Pour through sifter into empty container.

For each Manhattan Cocktail: Pour Hennessy, vermouth and bitters in shaker. Add ice and shake. Pour into martini glass. Add twist of orange and sprinkle or zest nutmeg over the top.

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