Make one perfectly portioned drink for each guest at your next small gathering with these premixed Amaro Manhattan cocktails.
The Drink: Premixed Amaro Manhattan Cocktails
Premixed Amaro Manhattan cocktails in jam jars are an easy way to bartend at your next small gathering. Rather than batching a drink, with this method, everyone gets a perfectly portioned taste.
This cocktail swaps Amaro for vermouth for a unique spin on a Manhattan. It’s strong and boozy, like any good Manhattan, but with the deep herbal, cocoa, and licorice notes of Amaro on the finish.
The Personal: Taste & Place
When traveling, I’m always on the lookout for unique distilleries and drink experiences. Buying a bottle offers a return to that region and place. I reserve those collections for those who will truly appreciate the efforts of the makers and the investment in the spirits.
A bonus of this premixed Amaro Manhattan is sharing spirits from my specialty collection without relinquishing the whole supply. These were drinks to sip and savor, and they become invitations to relive the traveling experiences.
The Spirit: Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey from Still Hollow Spirits (West Virginia)
Still Hollow Spirits is a farm-to-bottle distillery located high in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia specializing in traditional mountain-style whiskeys and unique botanical infusions. They combine pure spring water from their farm with heirloom corn and fresh local ingredients to craft one-of-a-kind small-batch spirits. I’ve visited this distillery twice when visiting one of my favorite towns, Thomas, West Virginia. I’ve since sent several friends down the winding mountain roads to this farm destination.
The Spirit: Amaro Oscura from Eda Rhyne Distilling Co. (Asheville, NC)
In their own words, “Eda Rhyne Distillery [named for an old Appalachian folk ballad] is dedicated to producing exceptional small batch spirits that capture the creative, hardworking spirit of Southern Appalachia. We source local heirloom corn and grains that give a uniquely North Carolina flavor to our whiskey. We also use only responsibly harvested organic botanicals, some grown on Owner/Distiller Rett Murphy’s own Aardvark Farm, some wildcrafted from the mountains surrounding Asheville.”
This particular bottle of Amaro Oscura is made from rhubarb root smoked over an open fire and autumnal plants found in the Appalachian Mountains.
Premixed Amaro Manhattan Cocktails
- 2 ounces (4 Tablespoons) bourbon or rye whiskey
- 1 ounce (2 Tablespoons) Amaro
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- 1 dash orange bitters
- orange peel
- Brandied cherries
- Combine the whiskey, amaro, bitters, and garnishes in a jam jar (or any other type of glass with a lid). Cover, and swirl to combine.
- Repeat the process for additional portions.
- To serve, add ice, and enjoy!