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Thief of Hearts: A Winter Cocktail

Thief of Hearts The End Winter Manhattan Riff

An aromatic scotch sipper with pear and apple notes.

Emily Mistell describes this winter cocktail, named for a 1984 erotic drama, as an elegant Manhattan riff with seductive aromatics.


  • 1 oz. Scotch whisky
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. apple brandy
  • 1/4 oz. maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. pear liqueur
  • 1 barspoon honey syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 3 drops peated scotch
  • Tools:barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:coupe or Nick & Nora
  • Garnish:cucumber slice


Stir all of the ingredients (except the peaty scotch) with ice, then strain into a chilled coupe. Float a cucumber slice on top of the drink, and top with 3 drops of the peaty scotch.

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