Black Manhattan

Marc Farrell of Ten to One Rum, who wants to introduce the Caribbean's history, heritage, and culture into people's understanding of rum, shared the recipe for this rich and layered riff on the Manhattan, which shows off the smooth caramel and butterscotch flavors from dark rum. Pairing rum with the soft herbal notes of Averna Amaro Siciliano, which is sweeter than typical amaro, a few dashes of bitters, and a sweet Maraschino cherry, gently mellows the alcohol, making this simple stirred cocktail balanced, not bracing.

Total Time:
5 mins


  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) dark rum (such as Ten To One)

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Averna Amaro Siciliano

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • Ice cubes

  • Maraschino cherry with stem


  1. Combine rum, Averna, and bitters in a mixing glass filled three-fourths of the way with ice; stir. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

    black Manhattan cocktail with a cherry
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