BLACK MANHATTAN

Black Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

The Black Manhattan is a sophisticated twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. This version replaces the traditional sweet vermouth with amaro, giving it a richer, more complex flavor profile. Perfect for a refined evening, the Black Manhattan offers deep herbal notes balanced by the smooth warmth of bourbon. It’s a fantastic choice for those who appreciate a nuanced and slightly bitter cocktail.

Why You’ll Love This Black Manhattan Cocktail:

  • The rich, complex flavor of the amaro
  • Perfect for fans of bourbon and classic cocktails
  • Easy to prepare with a touch of elegance
  • Ideal for special occasions or a relaxing night in

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz amaro (Averna or your favorite amaro)
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • Garnish: brandied cherry or lemon twist

Instructions:

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add the bourbon, amaro, Angostura bitters, and orange bitters.
  3. Stir gently until well-chilled, about 30 seconds.
  4. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a brandied cherry or a twist of lemon peel.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve as a pre-dinner cocktail to impress guests.
  • Pair with rich appetizers like smoked meats or aged cheeses.
  • For a variation, try using rye whiskey instead of bourbon for a spicier profile.

Additional Tips:

  • Experiment with different types of amaro to find your favorite flavor combination.
  • For a slightly sweeter cocktail, add a dash of simple syrup.
  • Ensure your glassware is well-chilled for the best drinking experience.

How to Store Black Manhattan Cocktail:

Store the ingredients separately at room temperature. Prepared cocktails should be enjoyed immediately for the best taste, but you can pre-mix the ingredients (excluding ice) and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Just give it a good stir with ice before serving.

Black Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: DRINKS
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

2

minutes
Cooking timeminutes
Calories

160

kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 oz bourbon

  • 1 oz amaro (Averna or your favorite amaro)

  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

  • Garnish: brandied cherry or lemon twist

Directions

  • Combine bourbon, Averna, angostura bitters, and orange bitters in a cocktail glass filled with ice. Stir until chilled. 
  • Strain into a coupe and garnish with a cocktail cherry.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *