Re: RARA-AVIS: Whatever happened to rye?

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 13 Oct 2007

> I'm in New York and was enjoying some rye whiskey
> drinks at one of the city's finer bars this evening.
> The bartender introduced me to several more rye
> cocktails named after Brooklyn neighborhoods - the
> Bushwick, the Bensonhurst, the (Park) Slope. He told
> me it's become something of a tradition for bartenders
> to name rye drinks after 'hoods in the borough of
> Kings, in part because they're all seen as descendants
> of a drink called the Brooklyn. For the record, that's
> rye, dry vermouth, Amer Picon, and maraschino liqueur.
> It's also excellent.

Interesting. You mean the "county" of Kings!

You have to have a martini at the Temple Bar in NoHo.


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