Brooklyn Cocktail Recipe


2 ounces rye whiskey
1 ounce dry vermouth
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
2 dashes Alpino bitters
Garnish: Luxardo maraschino cherry


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.

  2. Stir until well chilled.

  3. Strain into chilled coupe glass

  4. Garnish with maraschino cherry.


The Brooklyn first appeared in Jack’s Manual in 1908, and was made popular by Jacob Grohusko who was the head bartender at Baracca’s Restaurant on Wall Street. While it drinks similarly to a Manhattan, it has remained relatively obscure since prohibition until recently, mainly due to the use of Amer Picon bitters, which are difficult to find in the US. For our version, we’ve substituted the Alpino bitters, which gives the drink a similar and yet distinct flavor to the original Brooklyn.

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