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Black Manhattan 

The Black Manhattan is characterized by its blend of rye whiskey, amaro, and bitters. It reimagines tradition by substituting sweet vermouth with Averna amaro, creating a new and exciting drink.

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boozy refreshing black manhattan cocktail with amaro

How to Make a Black Manhattan

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Whiskey
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Manhattan
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Craft a bold Black Manhattan with our recipe and instructions. This reinvention has captivated the discerning palates of cocktail enthusiasts.


  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Averna amaro
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1-2 brandied cherries for garnish


  • Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  • Add rye whiskey, Averna amaro, Angostura bitters, and orange bitters to the mixing glass.
  • Stir the mixture until it is well-chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish the cocktail with 1-2 maraschino cherries.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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