Friday, May. 18, 2012

The Brooklyn

1.5 oz Rye Whisky
0.5 oz Dry Vermouth
.25 oz Bittermens Amère Nouvelle
.25 oz Maraschino Liqueur

Bar: Amor y Amargo
Barman: Avery Glasser

Everyone knows of the Manhattan, that classic all-weather concoction of American whiskey, bitters and sweet vermouth. But before the advent of Prohibition — which, even after it was repealed, forever disrupted the U.S.'s drinking culture — the Manhattan had a sibling from across the East River. The key to the Brooklyn is the use Amère Nouvelle, an American variation of Amer Biere, an aperitif produced and consumed in France's rugged Alsace region, but which has proved hard to come by in recent decades. Its revival now yields a crisp, refreshing drink, an ideal companion to linger with on a dusky summer eve.