Manhattan (Sweet with Bitter Chocolate)

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

210 calories

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Manhattan (Sweet with Bitter Chocolate) image

Serve in

Coupe glass

Garnish:

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
34 fl oz Martini Rosso vermouth
16 fl oz Crème de cacao liqueur (dark)
16 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
6 drop Bob's Chocolate Bitters
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Comment:

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.

About:

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.

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