Black Walnut Manhattan

The Black Manhattan is a riff on a classic Manhattan cocktail, where the sweet vermouth is replaced with a different amaro.

Volstead's Black Walnut Manhattan follows in the footsteps of the Black Manhattan, but doesn't replace the sweet vermouth entirely.  Instead, it pairs a small amount of a drier Merlot-based sweet vermouth with the nutty complexity of Nux Alpina -- a black walnut liqueur.

Even though it's based with hot 120-proof bourbon, the resulting cocktail is a rich, rounded, and warming-for-winter Manhattan.



Combine all ingredients, except garnish, in a mixing glass over ice.  Stir about 30 times to combine, chill, and dilute.  Serve in a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with the Luxardo cherry.


Volstead House is a speakeasy-style bar serving up riffs on classic cocktails and high-quality small plates.  Enter through the red door at the back of Burgers and Bottles.

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