Project Description

Black Manhattan

Calling all Manhattan lovers! Looking for an excuse to buy a specialty liqueur? Try the brooding, one-of-a-kind, funky take on a classic Manhattan cocktail. Using our John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the Black Manhattan uses an Italian amaro instead of sweet vermouth. The Amaro adds complexity to this bourbon cocktail with its deep, bittersweet flavor. It’s strong and boozy like any good bourbon cocktail should be, but with caramel and chocolate notes to finish. Drink enthusiastically!



  • 1 oz. Averna Amaro (use Amaro Liqueur)

  • 1/2 oz. Lazzaroni Amaretto (use Amaretto Liqueur)

  • 4 Shakes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters


  • Mix the ingredients together in a tumbler.

  • Add ice and stir (don’t shake).

  • Strain over a chilled glass.