There are many reasons why I have so many variations of the Brooklyn cocktail in my own cocktail library. The main reason would probably be that I often miss one ingredient. The Brooklyn cocktail is made of Rye whisky, dry vermouth, Maraschino and Picon. Picon is unavailable in Canada and in the USA because of an ingredient in it figures on the list of prohibited ingredients in these countries. Well… I happen to live in Canada so my access to this aperitif is quite limited. Because of that, I created a recipe of my own. Analyzing the way it’s made, I realized that I could mix 4 ingredients together and get pretty much the same taste.
When Sefra and I announced our friends and family that we would start a blog about food and cocktails, many asked us if we would do cocktail and food pairing. Even if I think that sometimes cocktails can be great friends with food, I honestly think that wine is so much better. Bottom line, my answer to this question was “no” unless I really feel for it and guess what? Today I feel for it.