Being a New Yorker, one doesn’t need much convincing to try something called a Brooklyn Cocktail. So when Lush Life (Follow @livethelushlife on Twitter) posted a new video in their 12 Second Cocktail series, I had to follow their instruction and try my own.
1/2oz Dry Vermouth
1/4oz Maraschino Liqueur
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Simply combine the ingredients in your shaker with ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
This is the first drink we’ve made here at Spirited Cocktails using Rye whiskey (certainly not the first ever, but the first we’ve made for you!), so it’s worth mentioning that rye has a very distinct flavor, which you’ll pick up on in this cocktail. Take some time to taste various brands of Rye on their own (I’ve chose Rittenhouse Rye here, but there are many to chose from!) You can also read more about Rye on Wikiepedia, or on the blog Rye Whiskey Is For Patriots.
Below is the 12 Second Brooklyn Cocktail video from Lush Life. This is a GREAT series of videos. I definitely recommend you check out the rest at http://12secondcocktails.tumblr.com/. And again, be sure to follow Lush Life on Twitter.