01/02/2017 , 3m

The Brooklyn is a delicious cousin of the Manhattan cocktail that uses a truly unusual ingredient that is, alas, hard to find.

The key ingredient, Amer Picon, is not available in the United States and doesn't exist in it's original strenght and formulation even if you find it in France. However, there are efforts to recreate the original Picon, and the Golden Moon version I found seems to do an admirable job. I'm also providing a link to a recipe, if you want to try making own.

The recipe I'm using on this episode is from Ted Haigh's Vintage Spirits And Forgotten Cocktails — a much appreciated Christmas gift.

  • 2 ounces rye or Bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 teaspoons (1/3 ounce) Amer Picon
  • 2 teaspons (1/3 ounce) maraschino liqueur

Place everything into a mixing glass and stir until thoroughly mixed. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

Photos by Lisa Denkinger

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Vintage Spirits And Forgotten Cocktails

The story of Amer Picon & a link to make your own

Golden Moon Distillery

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