Manhattan (Sweet with Bitter Chocolate)

Difford's Guide
User Rating



Flavour Profile



There are approximately 207 calories in one serving of Manhattan (Sweet with Bitter Chocolate).

Times, Seasons & Occasions


Manhattan (Sweet with Bitter Chocolate) image

Serve in a

Coupe glass


Square of 80% cacao chocolate balanced on rim

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
3/4 fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
1/6 fl oz Dark crème de cacao liqueur
1/6 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
6 drop Bob's Chocolate bitters

Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in green above.


Those with a sweet tooth should not be misled by the use of the word "sweet" in the name of this drink, which refers to the use of sweet vermouth in what is a dry, but not bone dry spirituous cocktail. Bourbon provides backbone, maraschino a faint cherry fruitiness, while the all-important chocolate bitters adds, well, bitter chocolate notes. Oh, and there's a dash of dark chocolate liqueur for decadence sake.


Created by yours truly (Simon Difford) in April 2017 at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

Our Manhattan cocktail page features a detailed history and common variants.

Join the Discussion

... comment(s) for Manhattan (Sweet with Bitter Chocolate)

You must log in to your account to make a comment.

Report comment

You must be logged in to submit a rating

Click here to login