Whiskey Cocktails for Purists

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"Milk & Honey bartender Vincenzo Errico created the Red Hook cocktail at Milk & Honey in 2004, setting off a wave of Brooklyn cocktail variants all named for neighborhoods in the borough. The Bensonhurst is a twist on the classic Brooklyn Cocktail I created in early 2006; I was inspired to create the drink due to the lack of original-formula Amer Picon to make an authentic Brooklyn, so I used Cynar instead.” – Chad Solomon, co-creator of Midnight Rambler in Dallas


  • 3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino
  • 1/4 oz Cynar 70
  • 2 oz Hochstadter’s Vatted rye whiskey

Instructions: Stir, strain, serve straight up in a Nick and Nora glass.

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