So for the record I am not a big Manhattan fan. I know that there are some people out there that absolutely love them and are waiting to see what I post for this recipe. Well Jacob Pfund has made me the best Manhattan there is out there. Lucky for us, he was willing to share his recipe with me, so I could post it for everyone to see. You can find Jacob at the The Principal's Office in Colorado Springs. Stop by and see him. This drink will change your thinking if you do not like a traditional Manhattan.
2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz Averna Amaro Siciliano
1 dash of Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
1 dash of Fee Brothers Chocolate Bitters
Twist of a lemon rind to release the oil into the glass. Add a cherry. (My favorite is the Luxardo).
Mix ingredients in a glass with some ice to chill. Strain into glass with lemon oil and cherry. This drink is perfect for the chocolate lover in your life.