A Manhattan with the fireside appeal turned up to 11, Jack Schramm’s Hearty Handshake sees the traditional rye and sweet vermouth combo kicked up with an easy-to-make treacle flavored with cold brew concentrate and chai. A few dashes of absinthe counterbalances the sweetness. Serve up in a coupe with an orange twist.
Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring regularly. Turn off the heat, steep for 5 minutes. Strain and store in the refrigerator in a resealable container. Will keep for up to a month.
Leftover treacle can be used as a modifier in Old-Fashioned style cocktails or Gin and Tonics.