Get the recipe for the Hook Turn from Bar Margaux's Nat Yao

This Manhattan riff is a love letter to Melbourne.

This drink is one of the Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year 2022 — you can see the full Top 50 here.

“A whimsical riff on the beloved Manhattan, the Hook Turn is a spirited toast to Melbourne and its vibrant culture,” says its creator, Nat Yao.

The Hook Turn from Bar Margaux. Photo: Supplied

Hook Turn


  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • 7.5ml Mr Black Coffee Amaro
  • 15ml Aperol Aperitivo
  • 22.5ml cream sherry
  • 37.5ml Starward Two Fold Whisky


  1. Stir down all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Recipe by Nat Yao, Bar Margaux, Melbourne.

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