Hickory Smoked Manhattan

Hickory Smoked Manhattan 

I got this idea from a place in Toronto called BarChef, where they serve a Manhattan that has been infused with smoke. After having it there, I knew I had to try and replicate it at home.  Give this take on a classic Manhattan a try yourself!  In order to make the Manhattan Smoked, you’ll need the smoking gun.  Don’t worry if you don’t have one, this recipe will still work great without the smoke.


  • 2 oz Rye
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters


  1. In a mixing glass, combine all of the ingredients. Insert the tube of the smoking gun into the glass and cover with plastic wrap forming a seal.  Using hickory wood chips, light the smoker and fill glass with smoke.  Allow it to infuse for 5 minutes then release.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and stir continuously for 1 minute
  3. Strain into a chilled glass.  I like to pour the cocktail over a large ice cube.

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