For Charlene McGee Lot Six Edition, we recommend a riff on a classic Manhattan. The spirit’s round, smoky flavor profile at cask strength makes it an apt challenger for the recipe’s standard bourbon. Chances are that after a few of these, you might develop your own pyrokinetic powers à la Firestarter.
Recipe by Chris Stewart, R&D
1 part Charlene McGee Lot Six Edition
1 part Italian Sweet Vermouth
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Pour the spirit in a rocks glass over ice.
Top up with vermouth and bitters and mix.
Garnish with a cherry.