Black Manhattan

  1. Black Manhattan is a variation of the classic Manhattan cocktail, where black (rye) whiskey is used instead of American whiskey. This cocktail is made with black (rye) whiskey, red vermouth, bitters and a cherry as garnish. The Black Manhattan is an elegant and flavorful cocktail that is easy to make and will appeal to both whiskey lovers and those who want to try something new.


  • 4 cl black (rye) whiskey
  • 2 cl red vermouth
  • 1 drop Angostura bitters
  • A cherry
  • Ice

Course of action:

  1. Take a cocktail glass and fill it with ice.
  2. Add black (rye) whiskey, vermouth and bitters in a shaker or large glass.
  3. Stir the ingredients together and then strain into the cocktail glass.
  4. Add a cherry as garnish and serve immediately.

You can also adapt the Black Manhattan to your taste by using different types of black (rye) whiskey or by adding more or less vermouth or bitters. For example, if you want a more bitter taste, you can add more drops of bitters, or if you want a sweeter taste, you can add more vermouth.

You can also experiment with different types of bitters, for example Peychaud's bitters instead of Angostura bitters, to give the cocktail a different flavor profile. You can also add a twist, such as a slice of orange or lemon, to give an extra fruity taste.

It is important to note that the Black Manhattan must be made with black (rye) whiskey, as this is what gives the cocktail its unique taste and character.

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