Original Uptown Manhattan

Submitted by: Chad Seeger

A take on the classic Manhattan invented by Marcovaldo Dionysos that substitutes Italian amaro in place of vermouth.



  1. Stir or shake Bourbon, Amaro Nonino, bitters and brandy over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Hold a lighted match over the glass, take the orange twist in your other hand and hold it by the sides using your thumb and first two fingers. (The colored side of the twist must face the drink.)
  3. Hold the twist over the match and squeeze it to release its oils.
  4. Garnish with cherry.