Blackstrap Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Beloved Ways to Bookend a Meal


Photography by Trevor Long

Although apéritifs and digestifs date back over 1,500 years, they didn’t skyrocket in popularity until the 1800s. Thought of by many as quintessentially European, these cocktails aren’t just tasty, they also serve a purpose. Apéritifs are generally drier in nature and are served before dinner in order to prepare the palate and the stomach for the big meal ahead. On the other hand, digestifs are consumed after a meal and are designed to aid in digestion. Read on for some trusted classics and new-age favorites from area establishments.

garth poe

garth poe

Blackstrap Manhattan

Garth Poe at Main Street Meats
Course Digestif, Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 2 oz. Hamilton 86 Demerara Rum
  • 0.5 oz. St. George Nola Coffee Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. Amaro Averna
  • Mole Bitters, to taste
  • 1 orange twist, for garnish


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, and stir to combine. Strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Keyword blackstrap manhattan, Cocktail, cocktail recipe, Main Street Meats
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