1/2 oz Cinzano Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz House Amer Picon Replica
1 barspoon Maraschino Liqueur (1/8 oz)
1 dash House Aromatic Bitters
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
On Monday night last week, Andrea and I visited Deep Ellum for dinner. For a drink, bartender Max Toste wanted to tinker with the classic Brooklyn. With a change from dry to sweet vermouth, an alteration of proportions, and the addition of bitters, the recipe reminded me of the Liberal Cocktail. For a name, I took the leftist aspect of the word "liberal" and picked the far left part of Brooklyn called Yellow Hook since it was similar to the Red Hook named after a different section of Brooklyn.