Drink Recipe: The Detroit

Does Detroit have its version of the Manhattan?
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Photograph by Lexi Trimpe

Does Detroit have its version of the Manhattan? After Joe Schubert was asked that very question by a visiting New Yorker, the Whisky Parlor bartender set out to create one. The result is The Detroit, similar to a Manhattan but with a Motor City flair, such as the freshly ground black pepper in homage to Detroit’s grit, ginger flavor from Barrow’s, and the torched lemon peel, a nod to firefighters ($1 of every drink benefits the brave men and women who battle blazes). —Dorothy Hernandez

Ingredients

Freshly ground black pepper
Ice
2 ounces whisky (they use Old Forester bourbon, plus there are variations with Irish whiskey and rye)
1 ounce Barrow’s Intense ginger liqueur 
¼ ounce Campari
¼ ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Lemon peel

Directions

In a glass, use a grinder to add four twists of black pepper. Add the remaining ingredients except lemon peel and stir. Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with the lemon peel and one grind of pepper.

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