Todd Smith decided to switch up the traditional Manhattan by swapping sweet vermouth for Averna, an Italian amari known for its dark color, caramel flavor and bitter finish. The result is a rich flavorful drink that should be on the radar of every Manhattan connoisseur.



2 oz Rye Whiskey (We prefer Templeton Rye)

1 oz Averna

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

1 Dash Orange Bitters

  • Combine all ingredients and stir!
  • Serve in a coupe glass with a cherry. Best when paired with a smoking jacket and black velvet slippers.

Photography by Patrick Lipsker