How to Make a Head of Steam

How to Cocktail: Head of Steam

This Irish twist on the traditional Manhattan is the perfect cocktail for rye drinkers to make the transition to Irish whiskey. It’s also one of Jack McGarry’s most popular drinks at The Dead Rabbit in New York.


  • 1.5 oz Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Noilly Prat Ambre Vermouth
  • .5 oz Pedro Ximénez Sherry
  • 4 dashes The Dead Rabbit Orinoco Bitters
  • 4 dashes Molé bitters
  • Garnish: Expressed oils from an orange peel
  • Glass: Cocktail

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Express the oils of an orange peel over the glass and discard.



  • ronaiellouswardogsorg102645382 posted 7 months ago

    I am having a problem with your video. You say oils from an orange peel. There is no way to get a spray of oil from an orange peel which you are showing. Please explain.

  • plainbsyahoocom667410950 posted 9 months ago

    Please how about more cocktails with ingredients that can be found in small town markets. Txs

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