Imbibing Mr. Boston: Carroll Cocktail

img_2065There’s no evidence that this drink originated in a bar in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, but who knows?  This is an aperitif-sized Manhattan spin-off that has got to be one of the simplest cocktails in the whole Mr. Boston Guide.

It’s a sweeter, less boozy and aggressive Manhattan at its core.  Actually, I think this is a wonderful way to start a cocktail party.  Batch a bunch of these and pass them out to guests as they arrive for a soiree.  I guarantee they will appeal to everyone who imbibes.

Carroll Cocktail
1.5oz brandy
0.75oz sweet vermouth
Garnish: maraschino cherry

Stir with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Add cherry.

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