Brooklyn
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Brooklyn
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Rating

4.3 / 5
The Brooklyn cocktail is a sophisticated and complex drink that embodies the spirit of its namesake borough, offering a delightful twist on the classic Manhattan. By blending the rich, spicy ... more The Brooklyn cocktail is a sophisticated and complex drink that embodies the spirit of its namesake borough, offering a delightful twist on the classic Manhattan. By blending the rich, spicy notes of rye whiskey with the aromatic sweetness of white vermouth and the unique, bitter touch of amaro, this drink achieves a beautifully balanced flavor profile. The addition of a hint of maraschino cherry lends a subtle fruitiness, while a splash of water ensures the cocktail is perfectly diluted. Served in a sleek cocktail glass, the Brooklyn cocktail is an exquisite choice for those who appreciate a drink with depth and character, making it a must-try for cocktail enthusiasts and a standout choice for special occasions.
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White vermouth
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21.44% | 1.93 units *
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Classic

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Brooklyn cocktail combines the robust, spicy flavors of rye whiskey with the herbal brightness of white vermouth and the mysterious bitterness of amaro, creating a nuanced and impeccably balanced drink. The subtle sweetness of maraschino cherry enriches the complexity further, making this cocktail a delightful exploration of flavors that mirror the eclectic and sophisticated vibe of its namesake borough.

Method
How to make a Brooklyn

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining all the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice, ensuring an even mix through gentle stirring for about 10-15 seconds
Once well combined and chilled, carefully strain the mixture into a glass that has been pre-chilled
This ensures your drink stays cooler for longer, enhancing the overall experience

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Brooklyn cocktail?

The Brooklyn cocktail is one of the five borough cocktails that celebrate New York City. While its exact origins are a bit murky, it is believed to have been first concocted in the early 20th century. Unlike its more famous cousin, the Manhattan, the Brooklyn cocktail has seen variations in its recipe over time, primarily due to the availability of its ingredients.

FAQ

How does the taste of a Brooklyn cocktail compare to a Manhattan?

The Brooklyn cocktail offers a slightly more complex and bittersweet taste profile compared to the Manhattan, primarily due to the addition of Maraschino cherry and Amaro. While both cocktails share a whiskey base and a vermouth component, the Brooklyn's use of dry (white) vermouth and the distinct flavors of Maraschino and Amaro give it a unique taste that distinguishes it from the sweeter and more straightforward flavor of the Manhattan.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Bourbon for Rye Whiskey in a Brooklyn cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute Bourbon for Rye Whiskey in a Brooklyn cocktail, although the flavor profile will change slightly. Rye Whiskey typically offers a spicier, more robust flavor, while Bourbon is generally smoother with sweeter notes of corn. The substitution will result in a slightly sweeter and less spicy version of the Brooklyn cocktail.

FAQ

What kind of Amaro is typically used in a Brooklyn cocktail?

While there are many types of Amaro, a Brooklyn cocktail typically uses a medium-bodied, moderately bitter Amaro. Some popular choices include Amaro Nonino, Amaro Montenegro, or Averna. The choice of Amaro can significantly influence the cocktail's final taste, offering variations in bitterness and sweetness.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Brooklyn cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Brooklyn cocktail can be made by substituting the alcoholic components with their non-alcoholic counterparts. Non-alcoholic whiskey alternatives, vermouth, and a bittersweet non-alcoholic Amaro substitute can be used. The Maraschino cherry syrup can remain as it contributes flavor rather than alcohol. However, the taste experience will differ from the original alcoholic version.

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