What should you sip while tearing though this undeniable page-turner? How about the Brooklyn cocktail? While less known than its more famous neighbor's namesake drink, the Brooklyn is an easy drinking alternative to the Manhattan, according to Serious Eats. Apparently, it dates back to the first decade of the 20th century, but has largely toiled in obscurity since Prohibition. Amer Picon can sometimes be difficult to find in the United States, so if you need to, you can simply use a few dashes of bitters.