Red Hook
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Red Hook
Cocktail recipe

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3.7 / 5
Created in 2003 by Enzo Errico, this Manhattan variation harks back to the the early era of cocktails when small amounts of sweet liqueurs would be added to give depth ... more Created in 2003 by Enzo Errico, this Manhattan variation harks back to the the early era of cocktails when small amounts of sweet liqueurs would be added to give depth and complexity.
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Base ingredient
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Rye Whiskey
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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33.25% | 2.76 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Red Hook

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine ingredients in mixing glass filled with cracked ice
Stir for around 30 seconds until the glass is frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Red Hook cocktail?

The Red Hook cocktail is named after the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. It is considered a variation of the classic Manhattan cocktail, with maraschino liqueur adding a unique twist. It was created in the mid-2000s and quickly gained popularity among cocktail enthusiasts looking for modern twists on classic drinks.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of rye whiskey for the Red Hook cocktail?

Yes, you can use any type of rye whiskey for the Red Hook cocktail, though the choice of whiskey can influence the overall taste of the drink. A higher-quality rye whiskey will generally result in a more complex and smoother cocktail. Experiment with different brands to find your preferred taste.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Red Hook stirred and not shaken?

The Red Hook cocktail is stirred and not shaken to preserve the clarity and smoothness of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without diluting the cocktail too much or introducing air bubbles. This technique ensures a silky texture that complements the rich flavors of the rye whiskey and vermouth.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Red Hook cocktail?

The ideal glassware for serving a Red Hook cocktail is a cocktail glass, traditionally a martini glass. This type of glassware showcases the cocktail's elegance and makes it easy to enjoy the aromas and flavors of the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Red Hook compare to other classic cocktails?

The Red Hook has an alcohol content of 33.25%, which places it in the higher range among classic cocktails. For comparison, a classic Manhattan has a similar alcohol content due to the presence of whiskey and vermouth, while a Margarita usually has a lower alcohol content due to the inclusion of lime juice and triple sec. The high alcohol content makes the Red Hook a potent choice, best enjoyed sipped slowly.

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