New Brunswick Recipe

Wes Rowe

This variation on the classic Brunswick cocktail from Ehren Ashkenazi of The Modern in NYC features fresh grapefruit juice along with rye whiskey. Ashkenazi uses Lillet Rouge to balance it out, but we like the richness of Carpano Antica sweet vermouth instead.

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Details

New Brunswick Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice

  • 1 ounce Rittenhouse Rye or other high-proof rye whiskey

  • 1 barspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 barspoon simple syrup (see note)

  • 1 ounce Lillet Rouge or Carpano Antica Vermouth

  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters


  1. Pour grapefruit juice, rye, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with Lillet Rouge or Carpano and add 2 dashes grapefruit bitters. Serve.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker and strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
152 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 133mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)