Spiced Manhattan (with Cinnamon Stick stirrer)

Recipe from The Life Styled


Spice Infused Vermouth (this mixture will get you about 4 cocktails):

  • 1 cup sweet vermouth

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2 cloves

  • 1/2 tsp allspice

  • 1 dash cayenne pepper

  • 1 dash sea salt

Cocktail (just one):

  • 2 oz bourbon (Redemption already has a slightly spicy taste so it works perfectly for this cocktail, but any other brand would work too!)

  • 1 oz infused vermouth

  • Dash of angostura bitters

  • Orange twist

  • Sprinkle of fresh nutmeg


  1. To infuse the vermouth: Heat vermouth until it’s just about to boil.

  2. Turn off heat and add cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice, cayenne, and sea salt.

  3. Cover and let steep for an hour or more, if you’ve got that kind of time.

  4. Pour through sifter into a glass container.

  5. For each cocktail: Pour bourbon, vermouth, bitters, and ice into a shaker and shake.

  6. Pour into martini glass. Add an orange twist, zest nutmeg over the top and add a Cinnamon Stick for stirring. Enjoy!