Prospect Park

1 12 oz Rye
1 12 oz Aperol
14 oz Maraschino Liqueur, Luxardo
14 oz Simple syrup
12 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
1   Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail, garnish
Apparently Eastern Standard uses 1/2 oz of a 1:1 mixture of Maraschino and simple.
Riff on a Red Hook by adding Aperol. Prospect Park, like Red Hook, is in Brooklyn, NY. Both drinks start from a Manhattan.
From other users
  • A touch sweet. Improved with 5-10 drops of Lactart. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Rich and sweet, chocolate and cherry, just the right bitterness in the finish. — ☆☆☆☆
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I just went to try this

I just went to try this tonight and -- THE HUMANITY -- out of Punt e Mes. How I could let this happen, I do not know. Zach is going to strip me of my rank in the Federation of Amari Sluts.

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Dan, I'll let you slide


I'll let you slide halfway... now if you ran out of Nonnino ;)

If you can't spell Nonino,

If you can't spell Nonino, you aren't allowed to drink it. Go directly to Jägermeister; do not pass Go.

Hmm... I'm imagining a bar

Hmm... I'm imagining a bar where you have to spell your drink in order to get served. As much as I abhor mangled English, I do not go there often. ;)

Great cocktail! I enjoyed one

Great cocktail! I enjoyed one of these last weekend at the Eastern Standard.

When I asked for the recipe, I was told they cut the Luxardo Maraschino Liquor with a 1:1 simple syrup for this cocktail. Sure enough, when I mixed this up at home according to the ratios here, I found the drink was overpowered with the Maraschino flavor!

Thoughts, anyone?

Following a discussion about

Following a discussion about why you can't make Manhattan variants with Scotch, I made this with Monkey Shoulder and recommend the result. Maybe a little sweeter than with rye, and almost certainly needs a new name. Tartan Hook?