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Greenpoint Cocktail

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The Greenpoint cocktail is a drink built with rye whiskey, yellow Chartreuse, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters.

Greenpoint Cocktail Info

Around 1880, the Manhattan was assembled for the first time in New York City. It has been a staple cocktail forever and has helped create many classic cocktails you see today; variations of the Manhattan have also been invented. These variations include a variety of cocktails named after other NYC boroughs like the Bronx or the Brooklyn.

Greenpoint! It is a variation of the Brooklyn (rye, dry Vermouth, maraschino liquor, Amer Picon). Michael McIlroy created it at NYC's Milk & Honey bar in 2006. The basic formula of spirit, vermouth, liqueur, and bitters is maintained, with some minor adjustments. It requires sweet vermouth, rather than dry. The bittersweet cherry-flavored maraschino and French aperitif Amer Picon are removed to make way for yellow Chartreuse!

Carthusian Monks have been making Yellow Chartreuse since 1838, using a secret recipe that includes 130 plants, flowers, and herbs. It has notes of honey and citrus as well as saffron and anise. These flavors are combined with the rye whiskey's spicy character and the sweet vermouth. If preferred, additional flavor and structure can be added by using a mix of bitters.

The Greenpoint cocktail is one example of many opportunities to mix a classic in another way. The Greenpoint cocktail reflects the area it represents, An area where you will find an old-school community mixed with a vibrant creative scene.


A variation of the Brooklyn cocktail!


5 from 2 votes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 60 ml Whiskey (Rye)
  • 15 ml Chartreuse (Yellow)
  • 15 ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters Orange


  • Add ice to your mixing glass!
  • Add the ingredients.
  • Stir it cold.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Serve!

Video Instructions

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 6g | Iron: 1mg
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