1⁄2 oz Amaro Abano, Luxardo
1⁄2 oz Zucca
1⁄2 oz Aperol
2⁄3 oz Lime juice

Shake, strain, rocks or up. Optional salt rim


I haven't tried the salt rim yet, but I think it's a good idea.


Los Altos (the highlands) is a tequila-producing region of Mexico. Modeled after the Black Manhattan, which substitutes an amaro for a modifier.

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Posted by Dan on 12/04/2012
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Dan Chadwick, Kindred Cocktails
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  • Zucca is a bit off, but eliminating it made it too bright. Replace with a different dark bitter - Averna or Balzam? — ★★★
  • I would use full 1 oz of lime next time. amaros end up a bit muddled - might experiment with using abano and aperol with rhubarb bitters in place of the Rabarbaro. Or orange bitters in place of aperol. — ★★★★
  • Made it with amaro lucano — ★★★★
  • The pepper from the Abano and the spice from the Zucca complements the tequila. The Aperol adds the missing orange notes. — ★★★★★
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