The Brooklynite hails from the 1946 Stork Club Bar Book, and out of the many versions of the recipe that have come about since then, we think this one from the Rum Howler blog is the best interpretation.
The Brooklynite is a close match for the Honeysuckle cocktail, with some small-but-important differences. A smaller measure of honey and lemon allow the rum to shine through, and aged rum in place of the Honeysuckle’s light rum combines with the bitters for a spicy, smooth, more spirit-forward profile.
- 2 parts Aged rum
- ½ part Honey syrup
- ½ part Lime juice
- 1 dash Aromatic bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
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- Cocktail Hour: The Brooklynite at the Rum Howler Blog