Northern Standard

This drink is even better a Manhattan, thanks to three different bitter elements. Created by mixologist James Ives, the Northern Standard is a full-flavored cocktail that uses Knob Creek rye aged in charred barrels to balance out the richness of Carpano. Equally strong as it is smooth.

Northern Standard Cocktail Recipe
Photo: Carey Jones
1 cocktail


  • 2 1/4 ounces Knob Creek Rye

  • 1 ounce Carpano Antica vermouth

  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

  • 1 teaspoon Tempus Fugit Fernet Angelico (or Fernet Branca)

  • 1 teaspoon Tempus Fugit Gran Classico (or your favorite amaro)

  • Luxardo maraschino cherries for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice to the wash line. Stir for 45 revolutions, adding ice as needed. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with one cherry skewered on a bamboo pick and serve quickly.

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