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New Jack City From The Gin Joint

Coffee and chai infusions give this Manhattan a flavorful twist.

At The Gin Joint in Charleston, South Carolina, bar manager Christian Favier adds some extra depth to the Manhattan with the addition of coffee and chai.


  • 2 oz. chai-infused Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. coffee-infused sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon
  • Glass:Nick and Nora
  • Garnish:star anise


Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir to chill. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

Chai-infused Irish whiskey: Add 4 vanilla chai teabags to a bottle of Irish whiskey and let steep for 4 hours. Remove the teabags before use.

Coffee-infused sweet vermouth: Combine 5 oz. of vermouth with 1 oz. of coffee beans. Let the mix sit for 90 minutes to infuse. Strain the beans out of the vermouth and discard.

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