Black Manhattan

Sagamore Spirit has unlocked the perfect Manhattan cocktail—the Black Manhattan—using Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey, Sagamore Spirit Amaro, bitters, and Whiskey Cherries. Our Amaro was designed from the ground up to compliment our signature Rye Whiskey in this herbal cocktail. Sagamore Spirit's team of distillers spent months getting the flavor profile just right, experimenting with a variety of premium herbs and botanicals that would ideally meld with a rye distillate. The result is a rye-forward amaro that opens with a complex floral nose and closes with a mildly bitter finish, appealing to cocktail aficionados and pure whiskey lovers alike. Ryan Norwood, our COO at Sagamore Spirit, said it best: “There wasn’t a playbook for a rye distillate-based amaro, and our goal was to create something that didn’t just taste great in a rye whiskey cocktail, but rather, was tailor made for it.”


  • 2 oz Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Sagamore Spirit Amaro
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • Sagamore Spirit Whiskey Cherries


  • Combine Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey and Amaro in mixing glass.
  • Add 2 dashes of bitters.
  • Stir with ice.
  • Strain into coupe glass.
  • Drop in Whiskey Cherry. Cheers!

Sagamore Spirit Amaro

Sagamore Spirit Amaro was designed from the ground up to perfectly complement our rye whiskey by using premium botanical ingredients and the same 95% rye distillate used to make Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey. Our team of distillers created a one-of-a-kind amaro which starts with a complex floral nose followed by flavors of orange, sarsaparilla, and cinnamon and ending with a mild bitter finish. Pair this amaro with Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey, bitters, and a whiskey cherry for the ideal Black Manhattan.


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