The Brooklyn Cocktail

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

The Brooklyn may be less well-known that its neighbor, but it's equally delicious. The maraschino liqueur (we recommend Luxardo) adds a rich sweetness, which compensates for the fact that dry rather than sweet vermouth is used. You may have trouble tracking down Amer Picon, a French version of Amaro, an apertif most commonly made in Italy. Amer Picon is difficult to find in the United States, but an Italian Amaro such as Ramazzotti will substitute quite well. Or, you can skate by with a few dashes of bitters.

The Brooklyn Cocktail

About This Recipe

Active time:2 minutes
Total time:2 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail strainer


  • 2 ounces rye or other whiskey
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce Amer Picon, or a few dashes Angostura or orange bitters


  1. 1

    Combine ingredients with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


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