Food & Drink

This Manhattan–Like Cocktail is as Delicious as its Name is Confusing

Jeff Zillmann of Houston haunt Anvil created this mysteriously named, Manhattan-esque cocktail. With a base of fig-infused bourbon, a half-ounce of Cynar, a barspoon of cinnamon syrup, and a dash of spicy tiki bitters, it’s got balance and depth, along with a richness perfect for wintertime sipping. As for that name, well, you’ll have to ask the folks at Anvil.

Here’s how they make it:

Ingredients |

  • 1.5 oz fig-infused bourbon
  • .5 oz Cynar
  • .25 oz Punt e Mes vermouth
  • 1 barspoon cinnamon syrup
  • 1 dash Bittermens Elemakule tiki bitters
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish
  • Artichoke petal, for garnish

Method |

  • Add all ingredients except garnishes to a mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir to chill and combine, then strain over fresh ice in a Rocks glass.
  • Garnish with an artichoke petal and a cinnamon stick.