Food & Drink

A Modern Take on the Manhattan

And, Dare We Say, an Improvement

By UrbanDaddy Staff ·
You can’t point blindly at a New York map without stabbing a neighborhood or borough with a cocktail named after it.

You’ve got your Manhattan, your Brooklyn, your Bronx. There’s even a Carroll Gardens.

But today we’re talking about the Red Hook, a rich and complex drink that belies its simple, three-part recipe. The Red Hook was created by former Milk & Honey barkeep Enzo Errico, and it’s stood the test of time ever since—okay, it’s been just over a decade.

But this heady riff on the classic Manhattan has appeared on menus across the country. And now, with a little light reading and a basic ability to follow instructions, it can appear on your home bar.

Red Hook

2 oz rye whiskey
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/4 oz maraschino liqueur

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, then strain into a cocktail glass.

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