Is this a martini or a vodka-based Manhattan, a drink usually made with rye whiskey? The answer lies somewhere in between. It’s no wonder that Stewart’s vodka pick is one made by a renowned whiskey distiller. The finishing touch? Orange bitters, “because they’re reminiscent of the orange twist in a whiskey Manhattan,” she says.
About the Vodka
Wheatley Vodka is a small-batch spirit crafted by Harlen Wheatley, master distiller at Buffalo Trace Distillery, a Kentucky whiskey maker. And yes, wheat is a key component. The vodka is notably soft on the palate, which makes it ideal for a martini-style drink where the spirit takes the starring role.
- 2 ounces Wheatley Vodka
- 1 ounce Dolin Blanc Vermouth
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Orange peel, for garnish
In rocks or stemmed glass, stir together all ingredients (except garnish) with ice. Garnish with thick piece of orange peel.