Metropole to serve Cincinnati chili-inspired whiskey cocktail

CINCINNATI -- We Cincinnatians put chili on our hot dogs, spaghetti and fries, so why not have a little chili flavor in our whiskey?

Metropole Downtown will serve The Manhattan Skyline, a Cincinnati chili-inspired whiskey cocktail starting Monday in honor of Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week.  

Mixologist Travis Sallee paired Maker’s Mark with bitters he crafted from “a lot of chili powder, some dark chocolate, cinnamon, cumin, clove, cayenne, a little red wine.” 

“I feel like whenever people come back, (Cincinnati chili) is the first thing they want to try and it’s just a comforting Cincinnati favorite,” Sallee said in a news release. “So I decided to try and make it into bitters and see how it would turn out.”

Metropole will serve the chili cocktail throughout restaurant week, which runs Monday to Sunday.

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