Secret Sauce

The Green Walnut Cocktail by State Park


From Tyler Sundet of State Park:

A State Park original. This cocktail is from our opening menu, in a category called Trust Tree. Other cocktails were inspired by pine, black walnut, and chestnut. This Manhattan variation, with flavors of caramelized rye whiskey, was created by Evan Harrison.



1¾ ounces Old Overholt Rye Whiskey

¾ ounce Meletti Amaro

½ ounce Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur (nocino)

Dash orange juice

Dash Angostura bitters

A piece of Lemon peel



Stir all of the ingredients with ice in a cocktail tin until chilled, then strain into a chilled double old-fashioned glass. With the skin of the lemon peel facing the top of the drink, strongly squeeze the peel in half to spritz the cocktail with lemon oil. Discard the peel, and serve.


Serves 1.