Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rye Whiskey Cocktails


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A simple variation on the Manhattan, the Longshoreman was invented by pro bartender Abigail Gullo, who substitutes Sicilian amaro Averna for Angostura bitters. Don’t skip out on the flamed orange peel, which adds a bit of flair, as well as a burned citrus finish, to the Longshoreman.


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce Averna amaro
  • 1/2 ounce Punt e Mes
  • Garnish: flamed orange peel


  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.

  3. Strike a match and hold it near the drink’s surface. With the skin side toward the flame, press the orange peel to express and ignite the oils.

  4. Rub the peel over the rim of the glass and drop in the drink.