Earlier this year, Goodkind owner Katie Rose and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee's DJ Tarik Moody collaborated to create a "Pecan Black Manhattan" inspired by Black Bourbon Society's #theblackmanhattanproject, a hashtag campaign raising awareness around the need for diversity and inclusion within the spirits industry.
The Black Manhattan Project officially ran for the month of February, but Rose's and Moody's Pecan Bourbon Manhattan was added to Goodkind's menu permanently.
100 percent of proceeds from the cocktail go to Upstart Kitchen, Milwaukee’s first-ever incubator kitchen located in Sherman Park. The space provides a fully-equipped kitchen and resources to help new food entrepreneurs start or scale up their businesses.
The Pecan Black Manhattan was inspired by Moody's grandmother's pecan trees. Among its ingredients are a homemade pecan tincture, local bitters from Bittercube and Uncle Nearest whiskey, a whiskey brand owned by a Black woman, Fawn Weaver, who named her product after the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green.
The cocktail-for-two can be purchased via Goodkind for $25 and it comes in a reusable jar. To order, go here.
Or, you can whip one up at home. Here's their recipe:
Pecan Black Manhattan
- 2oz Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey
- .5oz Amaro Nonino
- .5oz Lustau Vermut Rojo
- .5oz Mata Tinto Vermouth
- 3 dashes Bittercube Trinity Bitters
Stir / Strain
Serve up or over a large format ice cube
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.