Brooklyn Manhattan

Friday, October 31, 2014

A good Manhattan includes a healthy dash of bitters–but this clever cocktail substitutes a hoppy IPA for a bit of a beer-based kick. It's the perfect autumn indulgence as you wait for trick-or-treaters to arrive!

Brooklyn Manhattan

2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz Indian Pale Ale
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
orange slice

Combine rye and vermouth in a mixing glass with ice; stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with beer and a thin slice of orange.

Notes: Hoppy, bitter IPA–the boldest you can buy–will best substitute for traditional bitters in this cocktail. Some of our recent favorites include Ballast Point's Sculpin and Firestone's Union Jack, but the guy at your local liquor store will definitely have a recommendation. Cheers–and Happy Halloween!

Image by James Ransom for Food52.


  1. How could I not try a cocktail called a Brooklyn Manhattan?? Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I think a little 'beer-based kick' is what I will need tonight to fend off the cold and rain while we are 'trick or treating'. I will have to get my husband to stay behind and follow your recipe instead, hopefully he greets me at the door with one of these!
    Have a super weekend!

  3. This looks so refreshing. And it's

  4. Oooooh, I love this! What an unexpected combination!



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