Black Manhattan

Todd Smith, Cortez | San Francisco

Black Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

The Manhattan’s simple construction is a foolproof formula for the Mr. Potato Head approach to drink creation. Simply swapping the vermouth quotient for Averna, as Todd Smith did at San Francisco’s Cortez in 2005, will yield the Black Manhattan, a modern classic that gave the then-obscure amaro a notable boost in recognition

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces rye
  • 2 ounces rye
  • 1 ounce Averna
  • 1 ounce Averna
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Garnish: cherry

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.

Tagged: amaro, Averna