• Featuring smoked ice and rye whiskey
• Crafting a twist on the Manhattan
Craft cocktails are in demand in even the smallest of markets. At the core of these creative selections are the classic drinks like Martinis and Manhattans. Taking a classic drink and crafting a twist that makes it both unique and memorable is one of the most creative ways the best of bartenders can share their talent.
Christopher Fenn, Bartender for Rye Restaurant located in the Copperleaf Boutique Hotel & Spa in Appleton, WI was looking for a way to bring the rich aromas from the Rye’s in-house smoked and cured meats into the bar. So the Smokey and the Bandit was formed. “The smokiness pairs naturally with whis key, so all I had to do was figure out how to round out the cocktail.” After developing a method to smoke ice, Fenn essentially made a twist on the classic Manhattan.