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Diamond District

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.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Modern Riffs on the Reverse Manhattan.”



  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.

  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

  4. *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.