Manhattan With Amaro and Cocoa
A mixture of rye whiskey and amaro, with the addition of bitters, sets this simply made cocktail on the road to a manhattan. But then there are detours: the chocolate liqueur to add a mellow accent, and the cardamom for a hint of spice. I also tried substituting coffee liqueur for the chocolate, with great success. It is from the 18th Room in New York, where it is called Before Night Falls.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1ounce rye whiskey
- 1ounce amaro, preferably Averna
- ½ounce crème de cacao or other chocolate liqueur
- 5drops Bittermens Burlesque or Angostura bitters
- 3cracked green cardamom pods, for garnish
Step 1Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add the rye, Averna, crème de cacao or liqueur and bitters, and stir 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with cardamom.