the brooklyn cocktail at planter's house photo by christina musgrave

Drink this Brooklyn cocktail

The Brooklyn cocktail has evolved since it first appeared in print in 1908. Most modern versions are on the drier side. Our version is 2 ounces Rittenhouse Bonded Rye, 1 ounce Dolin dry vermouth, ¼ ounce maraschino liqueur, ¼ ounce Bigallet China-China Amer and 2 dashes Angostura bitters. Stir ingredients together with ice for 45 seconds and strain into a cocktail glass. Express a lemon twist over the drink’s surface. The result is a softly bitter, nutty variation of the Manhattan.

Bartenders Ted and Jamie Kilgore are co-owners of Planter’s House.

Planter’s House, 1000 Mississippi Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104,

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