The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Behind This Wall’s ‘Vieux Over Manhattan’

Smoked cocktails have become increasingly popular over the past year, and with Bonfire Night just around the corner – there’s no excuse to avoid getting involved with the trend at home.

This twist on the classic Manhattan, from Dalston’s Behind This Wall, combines rye whisky, sweet vermouth, pisco and herbal liqueur with cold apple cedar smoke. It’s by no means the simplest drink to recreate at home, though the extra effort is guaranteed to impress guests this weekend. Alternatively, the drink is available as part of Behind This Wall’s autumn menu, priced at £9.


25ml Rittenhouse Rye

25ml Barsol Pisco

25ml Carpano Antica Vermouth

15ml Strega

Apple cedar wood chips

To Garnish

Orange zest


Fill smoke bottle with cold apple cedar smoke, cap and set aside.

Add other ingredients to a cheater tin and fill with ice. Stir for 21 seconds until tin is fully frosted.

Strain contents of tin through a funnel into the smoke bottle.

Cap the bottle and rotate three times, then pour contents over ice into an iced Highball glass and garnish with orange zest.

Further information on Behind This Wall can be found at

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