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The Upper West Side - Consumatorium

The Upper West Side

Yesterday, Dave posted Best. Manhattan, Evar. I made the drink tonight and it is fabulous. A must try. But, I don’t think that making it a Manhattan derivative does it justice. It is a bit sweeter and has more body than a Manhattan. I believe it deserves its own name and I have christened it the Upper West Side. It’s sort of like a Manhattan, but somewhat less in your face. Definitely north of Times Square, maybe even Columbus Circle.

I made it a bit differently from Dave, although not substantially.  I used Whistle Pig rye and Averno Amaro. I tried upping the Amaro a bit to cut the sweetness, but Dave’s original proportions are right on.

  • 2 oz Rye
  • 1 oz Punt e Mes
  • 1/4 oz Amaro

Shake over ice and pour into cocktail glass. Luxardo cherry garnish.

Delicious. Thanks, Dave. Brilliant!

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About Will Herman (103 Posts)

I don't know what it takes to become a professional mixologist, but I'm going to night school at my own home bar to achieve that status. For now, I'm an amateur cocktail creator who enjoys learning about new drinks and rediscovering the classics.


  1. I tried this with half the Punt e Mes replaced by M&R sweet vermouth. Very nice, definitely a bit lighter.

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