Astoria #2

Darren Scott, laV | Austin, TX

The Astoria #2 is Austin bartender Darren Scott’s citrusy play on a Brooklyn (rye, Amer Picon, maraschino and dry vermouth) which is itself a play on a Manhattan. What it lacks in dry vermouth, it makes up for in Amer Picon, a bitter orange liqueur that Scott makes in-house at laV.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces rye
  • 1/2 ounce Amer Picon, DIY recipe
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 dash aromatic bitters

Garnish: brandied cherry

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain over ice into a rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with a brandied cherry.