Cheers: The New Brooklyn Cookbook

I have nothing but good things to write about Char No. 4, a bourbon bar and restaurant mere steps from my apartment in Carroll Gardens.  (Honestly, it might be dangerous to have Char so close by, now that I think of it).  Not only is the bourbon selection fantastically exhaustive, but the food isn’t anything to sneeze at, particular the smoked pork dishes and the Shrimp and Grits—creamy, spicy, and laced with fresh cilantro.  If you’re starting off your night with a cocktail, rather than a straight tasting, I highly suggest the Nor’easter (recipe below).  The video’s a little DIY, but we’re very into artisanal things in Brooklyn.  Right, guys?

The Nor’easter
The New Brooklyn Cookbook CocktailChar No. 4, Carroll Gardens
Makes 1 drink

  • 1 ½ ounces Old Crow bourbon, or any bourbon of your choice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ ounces ginger beer (if you’re a Brooklynite, Stinky has a great one)
  • 1 lime slice, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lime juice, and maple syrup with ice cubes.  Shake vigorously.  Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.  Top with ginger beer and garnish with the lime.

For more on The New Brooklyn Cookbook, check out my previous post.  Cheers!

Library Marketing Associate, foodie, reluctant hipster, and author of The Roaring 20s

2 Responses to “Cheers: The New Brooklyn Cookbook”
  1. Kateri says:

    That drink looks so good! I can’t wait to make it!

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