It’s Midnight in Manhattan, this is no time to get cute. This cocktail takes its name from the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s 1973 song ‘New York City Serenade’. I set out trying to make a variation on the Manhattan that would suit the lyric. I did not expect to invent something quite this good. I tend to make them in pairs as my girlfriend likes them as much as me. Arguably this is a meeting of a Manhattan and a Revolver and yet is something all it’s own. Made all the better with Mr Black.

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Ingredients

 2 oz American Whiskey(Jack Daniels)
 0.50 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.50 oz Red Vermouth(Martini Rosso)
 1 dash Angostura Bitters
 1 dash Orange Bitteres
 1 Maraschino Cherry

Directions

1

Add all ingredients (excluding the cherry) to a mixing glass.

2

Add a few ice cubes to the mixing glass and stir for a few seconds till chilled

3

Strain cocktail into coupe or similar glass (or whatever drinking vessel you have on hand).

4

Add Maraschino cherry (you can put it in the glass before the cocktail, no one will know)

5

Drink/ give it to someone

6

Repeat (but not too many obviously)


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2 Comments

  1. janet.blue 7 October 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Sounds good to me. I just made something like it. I used an orange peel but no orange bitters and no cherry. Loved it. Good name, too.

  2. hughesst 12 October 2021 at 4:44 am

    Hi Janet, I’m glad you enjoyed the drink!

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