Smoldering Rosemary Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Smoldering Rosemary Manhattan Cocktail

The Smoldering Rosemary Manhattan has all the ingredients of the traditional cocktail, but with an exciting new twist. Made with muddled, smoked cherries and served with a smoldering spring of rosemary as an aromatic garnish, it's sure to be a treat for your taste buds.

PREP 5 min COOK 5 mins READY IN 10 mins


  • Ingredients:
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 5 pitted and stemmed cherries
  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Ice
  • Lighter or match

  • Garnish:
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 2 cherries


  1. Place rosemary sprig over 5 sliced and pitted cherries on a flat plate.
  2. Hold flame to fresh rosemary sprig until it catches fire. (Note: If rosemary won't light, dry it in the oven for 10 minutes on low heat).
  3. Place rocks glass over rosemary sprig and cherries. Leave for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn glass over and release rosemary smoke.
  5. Add smoked cherries to a shaker and muddle to a pulp.
  6. Add rye whiskey, vermouth, and 2 dashes of bitters to shaker and shake.
  7. Add ice to rocks glass and strain contents of shaker over ice.
  8. Add two fresh cherries to glass.
  9. Add one dry rosemary sprig for garnish. Ignite, allow to burn briefly, and then blow out. Serve while rosemary is still smoldering.