“The Nowhere Manhattan” Cocktail

When all you know is a lifetime of killing, you deserve a stiff drink!

And damn if this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—isn't just what the doctor ordered. Try “The Nowhere Manhattan” cocktail, inspired by Gregg Hurwitz's 2nd Evan Smoak thriller, The Nowhere Man!

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz is the 2nd book in the Evan Smoak series (available January 17, 2017).

Spoken about only in whispers, the Nowhere Man can only be reached by the truly desperate, he can —He will do anything to save them.

Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man.

But his new life is interrupted when a surprise attack comes from an unlikely angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, he finds himself heavily guarded and cut off from everything he knows. His captors think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don’t know who they’re dealing with—or that they’ve trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful men on earth.

Read an excerpt from The Nowhere Man!


“The Nowhere Manhattan”


– 2 oz. rye whiskey
– 1/4 oz. Fernet Branca
– 1/4 oz. simple syrup
– 2 dashes Angostura bitters
– orange peel (for garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour the ingredients (minus the orange) into a mixing tin with plenty of ice.
  2. Stir very well.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  4. Cut a peel of orange (careful to avoid the white pith), squeeze the oils on top of the cocktail, rub the rim of the glass, and drop in the drink.

Just because Evan Smoak is a vodka drinker doesn't mean you have to be…. So drink a few “The Nowhere Manhattan” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz!


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Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of thrillers including You’re Next and Orphan X. Critically acclaimed, Hurwitz is a two-time finalist for ITW’s Best Novel prize and a finalist for CWA’s Steel Dagger. In addition, Hurwitz is a screenwriter, TV producer, and comic book author. 

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