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Spicy Jalapeño Manhattan

A unique riff on the classic Manhattan cocktail with full-bodied bourbon, bold blood orange and spicy jalapeño.

Time to make: 15 minutesServes: 1*
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This Manhattan cocktail variation captures a unique citrus flavor with the inclusion of blood orange juice. Its slightly sweet, slightly tart flavor pairs perfectly with the bold and smooth profile of Bulleit Bourbon, while the muddled jalapeño adds the perfect kick to pull it all together.

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  • 1.5 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1-2 Jalapeño Wheels
  • 0.5 oz. Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • Blood Orange Peel Twist Garnish
  • *Approximate serving size is 1.3 servings. Please enjoy responsibly.
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  1. Cut 1-2 wheels of jalapeño (more to add more heat), remove seeds and chop into small pieces.
  2. Combine bourbon and chopped jalapeño in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, and muddle.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and top with ice.
  4. Stir until thoroughly chilled and strain into a chilled coupe glass using a fine mesh strainer.
  5. Garnish with a blood orange twist.

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