How to Make a Manhattan With Scotch and Burnt Orange

Burnt Orange Scotchatten scotch cocktail
Burnt Orange Scotchatten scotch cocktail Courtesy 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

 

 

 

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.