Black Walnut Manhattan

The Manhattan is one of my favorite drinks, and this variation made with nocino is really a treat!

I got together with fellow Manhattan enthusiast Savvy Housekeeping to play with nocino, a liqueur made from green walnuts. We tried one version that included sweet vermouth and one that didn’t, but the nocino-only version was the clear winner.  She and I are big bourbon fans, but if you favor a rye Manhattan that would likely work really well with this liqueur, too.

Black Walnut Manhattan

1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce nocino
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the bourbon, nocino, and bitters. Stir the ingredients and strain into a glass. Optional: Garnish with a cherry.

Photo by Savvy Housekeeping

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