A mixture of rye whiskey and amaro, with the addition of bitters, sets this simply made cocktail on the road to a manhattan. But then there are detours: the chocolate liqueur to add a mellow accent, and the cardamom for a hint of spice.
I also tried substituting coffee liqueur for the chocolate, with great success.
A mixture of rye whiskey and amaro, with the addition of bitters, sets this simply made cocktail on the road to a manhattan.
- 1 ounce rye whiskey
- 1 ounce amaro, preferably Averna
- ½ ounce crème de cacao or other chocolate liqueur
- 5 drops Bittermens Burlesque or Angostura bitters
- 3 cracked green cardamom pods, for garnish
Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add the rye, Averna, crème de cacao or liqueur and bitters, and stir 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with cardamom.
Keywords: Cocktails, Amaro, Whiskey