The Story Behind The Crossing Currents

"This tropical reinvention of the classic Manhattan may convince you that the isle of Ireland could have once been part of the Caribbean,” Joaquín Simó, of NYC's Pouring Ribbons cocktail bar, writes of this drink.

Expressing citrus peel over the top may seem like a fussy step, but it brightens this cocktail, complementing the rich Irish whiskey and tropical-tasting coconut liqueur.


  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey, such as Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old
  • ¾ ounce white vermouth, such as Contratto Bianco
  • 1 teaspoon Kalani Coconut Liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Trimmed lemon peel, for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients except lemon peel in a mixing glass and stir.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Express a trimmed lemon peel over the top of the drink, then use as a garnish.

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Updated: 2019-04-17

The Crossing Currents Recipe