2 oz Rye
3⁄4 oz Sweet vermouth
1 bsp Pineapple Gum Syrup
1 twst Orange peel (expressed and discarded)
1 Maraschino cherry, Luxardo (as garnish)

Strain lemon and orange juice. Shake everything and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist and discard. Garnish.


A citrusy, fruity riff on a Manhattan, the Interborough combines elements from each of the classic New York City "borough" cocktails — rye whiskey (Manhattan, Brooklyn), sweet vermouth (Manhattan, Bronx, Queens), Maraschino (Brooklyn), citrus (Bronx), pineapple (Queens, Staten Island Ferry), and orange bitters or amaro (Brooklyn, some Bronx recipes).


Invented by typeface designer Greg Shutters to mark the release of "LaFarge," a font inspired by the early-20th century mosaic signage in the New York City subway. "Interborough" is named partially for the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (1904-1940) — a privately-held precursor to the modern New York City Transit Authority — and partially because of its inclusion of elements from all five classic New York City "borough" cocktails.

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Curated this slightly. Added the orange bitters from the instructions and cleaned the instructions up a little - they don't need to recap the ingredients. Thanks, Zachary