As we’ve probably already identified, New York City is one of very few cocktail capitals of the world. Each borough has its own namesake cocktail. The Brooklyn represents the lower borough, something for its local creatives to be proud of. Its make-up closely resembles that of a Manhattan, but that’s no biggie. Expect soft aromas on the nose with a hearty whiskey kick rounded off with a smooth citrus tongue (and maybe a sly cherry note in there too).
To recreate this beauty, we use our own local hero of a whisky, Thompson. Consumed easily (and adding a touch of class) after a few beers, The Brooklyn doubles as a great order on a first date if you want to sound like you know what tastes best in a glass, but you don’t want to be that guy who orders a Manhattan.
- 60ml Thompson Two Tone Whiskey
- 30ml Dry Vermouth
- 1 tsp. Maraschino Liqueur
- 2x Dash Angostura Bitters
- Chill coupe glass with ice before mixing
- Pour all ingredients over ice in a Boston shaker, and shake hard
- Double strain into prepared coupe glass
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry on a cocktail stick