This summer, I began infusing Middle Eastern spices into my Gins, and fell in love with Saffron. Once I discovered this delicious spirit, I had to find ways to incorporate it into cocktails. I pulled out my Flavor Bible, and began to look at good pairings for Saffron. Cardamom. Coffee. Chocolate. Citrus. But could those pair with the Gin? There was only one way to find out. The resulting cocktail is a Manhattan variation, I affectionately named after the Manhattan of the Middle East: Dubai
Combine Saffron Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Mr. Black, and Bitters into stirring glass.
Add Ice and stir over until chilled.
Use Julep Strainer to pour into Chilled Coup Glass.
Garnish with Lemon Twist, and serve up.