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An easy-drinking alternative to the Manhattan
While less known than its more famous neighbor's namesake drink, the Brooklyn is an easy drinking alternative to the Manhattan. According to Punch, the cocktail dates back to the first decade of the 20th century, but has largely toiled in obscurity since Prohibition. “In flavor profile and composition it drinks like a riff on the Manhattan,” they write. “But in true Brooklyn fashion, the more esoteric addition of both Amer Picon (which is still largely unavailable in the U.S.) and maraschino has kept it from securing a place in the top tier of classic drinks.” After trying one, we suggest you give it go. And if you can't find Amer Picon, Amaro CioCiaro is an easy substitute.