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Booze You Can Use: Have a Brooklyn

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Here in NYC, autumn is creeping in. Every time I think it's here for good, we get some random 80 degree day, but it's definitely on its way. Fall makes me crave stews, roasty meats and veggies, melty cheese and strong, boozy drinks. As many of you know, I do plan (eventually) to relocate to Brooklyn, and not just because of its delicious namesake cocktail. In the meantime, I'll settle for visits and a drink or two.

2 ounces rye whiskey
1 ounce dry vermouth
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
1/4 ounce Amer Picon (this may be hard to acquire; you can substitute bitters of your choosing)

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist or brandied cherry if you'd like.

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