A good Manhattan includes a healthy dash of bitters–but this clever cocktail substitutes a hoppy IPA for a bit of a beer-based kick. It's the perfect autumn indulgence as you wait for trick-or-treaters to arrive!
2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz Indian Pale Ale
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
Combine rye and vermouth in a mixing glass with ice; stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with beer and a thin slice of orange.
Notes: Hoppy, bitter IPA–the boldest you can buy–will best substitute for traditional bitters in this cocktail. Some of our recent favorites include Ballast Point's Sculpin and Firestone's Union Jack, but the guy at your local liquor store will definitely have a recommendation. Cheers–and Happy Halloween!