Did you know that there is a “Brooklyn” cocktail!? Well, before I shot this story for Edible, I didn’t either! I wouldn’t think twice if I heard someone ordering a Manhattan (even in Brooklyn!), but I surely had never heard anyone ordering a Brooklyn. The funny thing is, that the Brooklyn, and variations on it, have been around since the early 1900’s! How had I never heard of this!?
I always enjoy watching the making of a cocktail; there is something very rhythmic and almost hypnotic about watching a talented barman effortlessly construct the perfect cocktail. I always feel that in order to properly enjoy a cocktail, one must observe the artful process in which it is made.
This story on the Brooklyn, was shot in one of my favorite cocktail bars, Clover Club and can be found in the current Drinks Issue of Edible Manhattan/Brooklyn. You can also read more about the history of the Brooklyn here.