How to Make a Manhattan With Scotch and Burnt Orange

Burnt Orange Scotchatten scotch cocktail
Burnt Orange Scotchatten scotch cocktailCourtesy of Flagstaff House

The bartenders at Flagstaff House in Boulder reinvented the Manhattan, using a top notch scotch and burnt orange.

“This is a great cocktail for both scotch drinkers and Manhattan lovers,” says Elizabeth Wade, Wine & Beverage Director at the Flagstaff House. Here’s how to make it at home.



Recipe and photo courtesy of Flagstaff House in Boulder




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Prep time

5 min.

  • 1 oz Bladnoch Adela 15 Year Scotch - Lowland Single Malt
  • 1 oz Contratto Rosso Vermouth
  • .5 oz Calvados
  • Dash of Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Orange Peel
Stir scotch, vermouth, Calvados, bitters over ice. Strain and serve on large rocks cube.
Flame orange over top. To ace that last step, hold a lighter 3 inches over the glass, squeeze orange peel a few inches above the lighter. When the zest and juice catch the flame, turn off the lighter immediately.