Massa[man]hattan

Like a manhattan that had come back from a barely remembered bender in Bangkok
2 oz Rye, Old Overholt
34 oz Sweet vermouth, Vya
34 oz Simple syrup (Massaman (see notes))
1 ds Bitters, Angostura
1 twst Orange peel
Instructions
• Combine rye, vermouth and syrup over ice. Stir for 30 seconds, or until very well chilled. Strain into a lowball glass. Top with four dashes of bitters. Garnish with a nickel-sized coin of orange rind.
Notes
Massaman Syrup: Yield 1 quart Ingredients: • 1 tablespoon ground mace • 5 sticks cinnamon • 2 tablespoons coriander • 6 whole cardamom pods • 15 cloves • 2 nutmegs • 2 cups dark brown sugar • 2 cups water Method 1. Combine all spices in a saucepan over low heat. Toast lightly for a few minutes. 2. Add sugar and water and bring contents to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat off and allow the mixture to steep for at least two hours. 3. Strain the contents through a sieve to remove solids, and pour into an airtight container. Syrup will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
History
Created by Julia Travis, the beverage director at Kin Shop
Massa[man]hattan at Kin Shop by Julia Travis
©Aaron Ginsberg, New York Times
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