Max Green, the head bartender at Amor y Amargo and managing partner at Blue Quarter in New York City, created this reverse Manhattan so guests at a weekly three-cocktail event called Two Weeks Notice could leave happily buzzed, not boozed. “Flipping that vermouth and whiskey ratio can really save you,” he says. Sancho-pepper-infused whiskey adds spice and bright citrus notes that are pulled together by lime bitters.
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
Garnish with a lemon twist.
*Sancho-pepper-infused Wild Turkey 101 rye whiskey: Infuse 4 grams of sancho peppers in a 750 mL bottle of Wild Turkey 101 rye whiskey for 1 hour. Strain out solids and adjust with more rye if necessary for desired taste.