Black Walnut Manhattan

Speaking of making your own nocino, here’s a cocktail using nocino that I made with DIY Cocktails.


The Black Walnut Manhattan is a traditional Manhattan that uses nocino in place of vermouth. It’s tasty and elegant. Here’s how to make it.

Black Walnut Manhattan

(makes one drink)


  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz nocino
  • 2 dashes bitters


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the bourbon, nocino, and bitters. Stir–don’t shake–the ingredients and strain into a glass. Garnish with a cherry if you desire. Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Black Walnut Manhattan”

  1. Ooh! I am also making green walnut schnapps, and was wondering what I’d do with it when it was done (in a YEAR, jeez). This is a perfect solution! And yes, you should absolutely make a green walnut infusion. Do it!

  2. Adding cinnamon and cloves into the infusion works nicely as well! Nocino is also (surprisingly) delicious when poured over vanilla ice cream. Who knew?


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