Yes, we know, everyone is sick of hearing about how hip Brooklyn is now, but this cocktail seems more like a throwback - something to sip while listening to a Sinatra album.
We did a barrel-aged version of our Brooklyn recipe (aged for 6 weeks in a mini oak barrel from Deep South Barrels) and it was a huge hit at our recent party. For the barrel-aged version we used Maker's Mark bourbon, but when we make it as a single drink our preference is for Old Scout Smooth Ambler or Russell's Reserve bourbon. For another one of our barrel-aged creations see: Autumn on 44th Street.
So go ahead and mix yourself a drink and imagine a time when you could go into a bar in Brooklyn and not have to pay $18 for a cocktail!
Brooklyn2 oz. Old Scout Bourbon (or Russell's Reserve)
1/2 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liquor
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
4 dashes or orange bitters
Shake briefly with ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
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