The Manhattan's esoteric sister.

brooklyn classic cocktail

While less known than its more famous neighbor’s namesake drink, the Brooklyn—which dates back to the first decade of the 20th century—has largely toiled in obscurity since Prohibition. In flavor profile and composition it drinks like a riff on the Manhattan, but in true Brooklyn fashion, the more esoteric addition of both Amer Picon (which is still largely unavailable in the U.S.) and maraschino has kept it from securing a place in the top tier of classic drinks. However, the drink’s recent rise in popularity, partly due to a DIY obsession with recreating Amer Picon, has given the Brooklyn new life. And if you can’t manage to smuggle in a bottle of Amer Picon or don’t have the energy to go DIY, Amaro CioCiaro is a fine substitute.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce Amer Picon, or Amaro CioCiaro if unavailable

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice, and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into a coupe glass.
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