Black Manhattan

Description
Bourbon, Amaro, Bitters, Maraschino cherry
Ingredients
2ozBourbon (or rye)
1ozAmaro, Averna
1dsBitters, Angostura
1 Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
Instructions
Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish.
History
Original calls for Bourbon. Washington Post variation calls for rye, plus a dash of Regan's Orange bitters.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year2008
Created byBourbon & Branch, San Francisco, CA
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
Referencehttp://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2008/07/09/black-manhattan/
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Dan on 06/06/2010

Comments

A variation that sat nicely with me:

2.25 oz Maker's
.75 oz Cynar
Stir & strain.
Add the following to finish:
2 ds Angostura Orange Bitters
3 ds Peychaud's

Dan's picture

The "Manhattan (Bitter)" created by Chris Amirault of eGullet.org is essentially the same as this (more authoritative) cocktail by Phil Ward. Chris's version used two dashes of Angostura Orange bitters in lieu of the regular Angostura bitters, and an orange twist.

I found that adding a couple of dashes of Scrappy's Cardamom Bitters (as well as Angostura) further enhanced the complexity of this drink

From other users

Made with Averna, Angostura, and cardamom bitters. Much drier than a normal Manhattan, quite good (3 stars)
Buffalo Trace, regular Angostura. Excellent (4 stars)
Pretty good. Nice flavors, but borderline too sweet. Might be better with less Averna or some lemon to balance it. (3 stars)

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