Reverse Monte Manhattan

With a typical Manhattan you use two parts Rye Whiskey and 1 part Amaro, or more classically one part sweet vermouth. The Manhattan, however, has been transformed by a lot of bartenders over the years to create new styles and flavors, like this Chile Manhattan.

In this cocktail, I use Amaro Montenegro instead of sweet vermouth and rather than the standard 2 parts Rye, I reverse it. 2 parts Amaro and 1 part Rye. This creates a much more aromatic drink that is a little smoother, lower in alcohol content, and very fun to sip on.

What You Need


  • 2 ounces Amaro Montenegro
  • 1 ounce Rye Whiskey
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • Dash of aromatic bitters


Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain the cocktail into a coupe glass. Express the back of an orange peel over the cocktail and drop it in or discard. Enjoy!

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