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The Brooklyn Cocktail

Posted by Reese on 2010-02-28 @ 10:40pm

I’ve explored the namesake libation of two of New York’s other boroughs but thus far I’ve given no love to Brooklyn.  This week I’m going to make up for that.  Flipping through Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails this drink stood out.  When I came home from Tales of the Cocktail last summer one of the many samples I brought back was a bottle of Torani Amer.  Truthfully I didn’t (and don’t) really know what it is or what the flavor is like.   So, seeing that this drink calls for it I was immediately interested.  It’ll give me the opportunity to not only experience a new cocktail, but also a whole new ingredient.  Worry not.  I’ll fill all of you in on the details.

The Brooklyn Cocktail (Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails)
2 oz Rye or Bourbon
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
2 tsp Amer Picon (Torani Amer)
2 tsp Maraschino Liqueur
1) Stir in a mixing glass with ice
2) Strain into a cocktail glass
3) Garnish with a cocktail cherry

The Manhattan and Bronx cocktails, in case you need to get in to the New York named cocktail mood.

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