Reverse Manhattan (Berretto Da Notte)
For the drinks writer Kara Newman, author of the book “Nightcap,” a nightcap can perform many functions, from sending you to sleep to reigniting a conversation to standing in for dessert. The recipe, one of Ms. Newman’s own, turns the manhattan upside-down, with the softer, calming notes of the vermouth taking center stage instead of the sharper, palate-awakening notes of the rye. Ms. Newman said a standard sweet vermouth can be substituted in this recipe in a pinch, but the Cocchi Vermouth di Torino will add elegance and complexity to your last drink of the night.
- Serves: 1 person
- 2ounces vermouth, preferably Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
- 1ounce rye whiskey
- 2dashes orange bitters
- Orange twist, for garnish
Step 1In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the liquid ingredients and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Squeeze the orange twist over the surface and slip it into the drink.