Black Manhattan Recipe

Rye Whiskey, Averna Amaro, Bitters
Black Manhattan
The Black Manhattan is a simple Manhattan variation that was invented at famed San Francisco bar Bourbon & Branch by bartender Todd Smith. It replaces the sweet vermouth with Amaro Averna, a classic Sicilian amaro that's known for its bittersweet herbal and caramel flavors. The Black Manhattan cocktail has become something of a modern classic, inspiring a number of related variations.

Black Manhattan Ingredients

2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz Averna amaro
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
Cherry for garnish

How to make a Black Manhattan

  1. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Add all ingredients (except garnish) to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into the cocktail glass and serve.
Black Manhattan