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Black Manhattan Cocktail

To get the fancy look of the cherry frozen in the ice cube requires you freeze the cherry in an ice cube tray with water before you make this drink. (Obviously, you will want to make a batch of these, rather than one, if you are including this step.) Too impatient (we know the feeling)? Skip the process, put a cherry in the bottom of the glass before you add the cocktail, carry on with the recipe, then drink up!

Servings 1


  • 6 all-natural maraschino cherry with stem
  • 2 ounces good rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce amaro an Italian digestif; try Averna Amaro or Fernet Branca


  1. Place the maraschino cherry in an ice cube tray with water and freeze it.

  2. Place the ice cube in the bottom of a double old fashioned glass. Combine the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and amaro in a mixing glass with ice. Strain it over the cherry ice cube and serve.