Black Manhattan

Want to make a non-alcoholic Manhattan? We'd recommend a small tweak to the original: non-alcoholic amaro in place of sweet vermouth, and a couple of dashes of Orange bitters to pack some extra punch. This is the Black Manhattan, created in 2005 by Todd Smith, the founding bartender of Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco.

Todd's Black Manhattan recipe called for traditional alcoholic spirits, but this is a rare example of a spirit-forward cocktail that translates well into zero-proof format—thanks to incredible non-alcoholic spirits like The Pathfinder and Kentucky 74, and our Aromatic and Orange bitters. Call this a mocktail if you must, but there's nothing fake about the intensity of flavor here.


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