2000s Recipes + Menus

The Prospect Park

Makes 1 drink
  • Active time:5 min
  • Start to finish:5 min
August 2008
Of course you can substitute other brands for the rye, the red vermouth, and the maraschino liqueur called for here, but Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, the creator of this drink, urges that you use the recommended brands. He feels their individual flavors are quite distinctive and that together they create just the right balance, which is key in any cocktail.
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 Tbsp) Rittenhouse rye whiskey
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 Tbsp) Aperol
  • 1/2 oz (1 Tbsp) Punt e Mes red vermouth
  • 1/2 oz (1 Tbsp) Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • Garnish:

    a maraschino cherry (preferably Luxardo)
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with 1 1/2 cups ice cubes and add all ingredients. Shake until the shaker frosts over, then strain into a 6- to 8-oz Martini glass.
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