Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
I’ve been thinking a lot about New York City lately amidst this crisis, and a Manhattan cocktail always reminds me of the city. This cocktail is a really easy one to whip up, because it’s pretty much all ingredients I already have in the bar (with a strip of orange peel for some aromatic flavor… and it’s pretty!). Amaro adds a wonderful complex flavor, and even some medicinal qualities – you can read all about it here! To add to the NYC-theme of this drink, the particular Amaro I used, St. Agrestis, is made in Brooklyn – and it happens to be one of my favorites.
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- 1/2 ounce amaro liquor such as St. Agrestis but whatever you have will do
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth such as Campano Antica, but any sweet vermouth works
- 1 strip of orange zest
- To a cocktail glass filled with ice add the rye, amaro liquor and sweet vermouth. Stir for 30 seconds to chill. Strain into a rocks glass with one large cube of ice (regular ice cubes will work as well) and garnish with the orange zest.