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Rye • Whiskey

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This variation on the Manhattan was invented in 2006 by acclaimed bartender Chad Solomon, who lived near the Brooklyn neighborhood for which the drink is named. It begins with the familiar base of spicy rye whiskey and is balanced with a measure of dry vermouth. Maraschino liqueur and the Italian artichoke-flavored amaro Cynar round things out to create a deep, dark cocktail with a serious kick.

The Essentials

rye whiskey
dry vermouth
maraschino liqueur
Bar Spoon
The Details


2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz dry vermouth
2 Bar Spoons maraschino liqueur
1 bar spoon Cynar
Brandied cherry


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
  • Stir, and strain into a Nick and Nora glass.
  • Garnish with brandied cherry.
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Named for the neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, the Red Hook is essentially a sweeter take on two classics: the Manhattan and the Brooklyn. It balances a base of spicy rye whiskey with a measure of Italian vermouth Punt e Mes and sweet maraschino liqueur. While it doesn’t have the extensive history of its predecessors—it’s a 21st...