Black Manhattan

Black Manhattan cocktail in a coupe glass
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Created by San Francisco bartender Todd Smith during his time at Bourbon & Branch, this take on the rye whiskey-based Manhattan replaces sweet vermouth with the Italian amaro Averna. It’s just the thing for when you’re in the mood for something dark with a touch of mystery.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Bitter
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz rye
  • 1 oz Averna
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 1 dash bitters
  • brandied cherry, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.

Step two

Stir for 30 seconds until ice cold.

Step three

Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a brandied cherry.

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