Directions 5 steps | 6 Minutes
Fill a martini glass with ice and water to keep it cold.
Prepare the garnish for the Black Manhattan. Peel an orange using a very sharp knife, cut it into a strip and insert in a toothpick.
Fill a mixing glass with ice and add the rye whiskey, Averna and Angostura bitters. Mix well using a spoon.
Strain and pour into the chilled martini glass.
Garnish the Black Manhattan with orange peel. Enjoy!
Black Manhattan Variations:
- Black Manhattan with Nonio - Replace the Averna with Amaro Nonio.
- Black Manhattan with Cynar - Replace the Angostura bitters with Cynar
What's the difference between a Manhattan and an old fashioned?
There are a few differences between a Manhattan and an old fashioned. A Manhattan is sweetened with sweet vermouth while an old fashioned is made with sugar. A Manhattan is also served chilled in a martini glass whereas an old fashioned is typically served in a whiskey glass with a large ice cube.
What are the ingredients of a Manhattan?
A Manhattan is typically made with bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth and angostura or orange bitters. It is chilled by being stirred with ice, and served in a martini glass. It is finished with a garnish of an orange peel and/or Luxardo or maraschino cherries.
What's the difference between a Manhattan and a perfect Manhattan?
What constitutes a perfect Manhattan would depend on the user’s palette. However, using the perfect proportion and the finest ingredients for such a simple cocktail would be key to creating a perfect Manhattan. High-quality bitters, whiskey and Luxardo cherries would be important factors.