Using rye whiskey, Aberna Amaro, and bitters, the Black Manhattan Cocktail is a modern take on traditional Manhattan. The inclusion of Aberna, a bittersweet Italian liqueur that provides the cocktail a complex flavor profile, distinguishes this beverage from others on the market. Aberna whiskey offers sweet, floral overtones, while rye whiskey lends a peppery touch. This cocktail is balanced and delicious thanks to the bitterness, which provides depth and balance. For whiskey enthusiasts wishing to sample novel and intriguing whiskeys, this beverage is ideal. Rich and robust foods like grilled steaks and hearty stews pair well with it. And everyone who tastes Black Manhattan will be impressed by its rich and nuanced flavors.

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  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1 oz. Averna Amaro
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 brandied cherry, for garnish


  1. Add ice to a mixing glass. 
  2. Whiskey, Averna Amaro, and both bitters should be added. 
  3. Stir for about 30 seconds, or until thoroughly cold. 
  4. Into a chilled cocktail glass, strain. 
  5. Add a brandied cherry as a garnish.