Black Manhattan

Black Manhattan
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The black manhattan cocktail was created in 2005 by the mixologist Todd Smith, who created it when he worked at Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco. This cocktail taste is a bit different than the classic Manhattan, it has a bittersweet and herbal taste that comes from the Amaro Averna.

Black Manhattan Recipe

The black manhattan cocktail recipe is:

  1. 60 ml rye whiskey

  2. 30 ml Amaro Averna

  3. 1 dash Angostura bitters

  4. 1 dash of orange bitters

  5. Ice

  6. Garnish: Luxardo Cherries

How to Make a Black Manhattan

  1. In a mixing glass combine the rye whiskey, Amaro Averna, Angostura bitters, and orange bitters with ice and stir until chilled.

  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with Luxardo Cherries and serve.

black manhattan cocktail


Amaro Averna Substitutes

Here are the 5 best Amaro Averna substitutes If you don’t have Amaro Averna at home :

  1. Ramazzotti Liqueur.

  2. Amaro Montenegro.

  3. Amaro Meletti.

  4. Amaro Lucano

  5. Amaro Nonino

When to serve a Black Manhattan Cocktail?

We think that the best time to serve the black manhattan cocktail is at a cocktail party or just as a happy hour drink at work.