Originally a riff on the Manhattan, the versatile Brooklyn cocktail has sparked its own family of drinks over the past decade, each named for one of the borough’s neighborhoods. The Bushwick, created by Phil Ward for New York City’s Death & Co., sees base ingredients of rye and sweet vermouth stirred with Luxardo and Amer Picon, a bitter orange liqueur.
- 2 ounces rye, preferably Rittenhouse
- 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Carpano Antica
- 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
- 1/4 ounce Amer Picon (see Editor's Note)
- Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Since Amer Picon is not widely available, you can either substitute, as Phil Ward recommends, Amaro Lucano, or make your own with this DIY recipe.