Cocktail Recipe: Brooklyn

A popular variation on the Manhattan cocktail, using dry instead of sweet vermouth, and adding touches of Maraschino liqueur and Amer Picon.




  • 2 oz. Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Amer Picon


  1. Stir ingredients with ice until very cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


  1. Bourbon can be substituted for rye, if you prefer it, although it will result in a sweeter, less assertive drink.
  2. Maraschino Liqueur is not the syrup that comes in a jar of maraschino cherries. It is a robust, clear liqueur made from Maraska cherries. Luxardo is the most popular brand.
  3. If you don't have any Amer Picon – and you probably don't – you can substitute Torani Amer, Amaro Ramazzotti, Amaro CioCiaro, or experiment with another type of amaro.