Black Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

A few months ago our world was opened to the Black Manhattan[1], which is made by Mr. Potato Heading[2] a Manhattan Cocktail. (You replace sweet vermouth with an Amaro.)


2 oz. Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz. Averna
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Root Beer Bitters
Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Garnish

[1] The Black Manhattan was created by Todd Smith, who works at ABV in San Francisco.

[2] Mr. Potato Head is “a technique for creating a new drink but substituting one or more ingredients into an established cocktail recipe.” Death & Co, Modern Classic Cocktails (2014). I don’t know if “Mr. Potato Head” is a real term or just something Death & Co uses to describe the method, but I like it!

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