The Dark Side

2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey (95 – 110 proof)

.25 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth

.75 oz Amaro Averna

8 drops Woodford Reserve’s Sorghum & Sassafras Bitters

4 drops Bittermans Elamakule Tiki Bitters


Lemon Peel & Cocktail Cherry speer


Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well-chilled and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a high quality cocktail cherry and a lemon peel.

Message from Our Cocktail Contessa:

The Manhattan is a whiskey classic, but it’s time to darken it with a little addition of amaro, the classic Italian digestif liqueur. Amaros are bitter by nature, so a little goes a long way in a drink. Pair the amaro with some tasty bitters like Sorghum and Sassafras and some tiki bitters, and you’ve got a truly lovely drink!

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