bitter orange amer picon diy

DIY Amer Picon

American bartenders, including Darren Scott of Austin's laV, have begun to create their own versions of the lost French bitter, Amer Picon, like this version combining amaro with an orange…


Astoria #2

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.


Picon Punch

At San Francisco's 15 Romolo, formerly a Basque restaurant from the 1940s until the 1990s, Andrew Meltzer makes the traditional Basque Picon Punch in ode to the bar's previous life.

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.