1 1⁄2 oz Rye
1 1⁄2 oz Aperol
1⁄4 oz Simple syrup
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.

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Posted by Dan on 12/20/2012
Created by
Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, Eastern Standard, Boston, MA
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  • Need to try- related to Manhattan
  • Too sweet, less simple — ★★★
  • Rich and sweet, chocolate and cherry, just the right bitterness in the finish. — ★★★★
  • A touch sweet. Improved with 5-10 drops of Lactart. — ★★★★★
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bza commented on 12/20/2012:

Wow, was this really not on here before? A Boston classic!

Dan commented on 12/20/2012:

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.

Dan commented on 12/21/2012:

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 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 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?

Dan commented on 5/29/2013:

I believe it. Recipe adjusted as per your info. Thanks!

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?