The Allegheny cocktail is a mix of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Amer Picon liqueur. It is also known as a “Pittsburgh” cocktail because it was invented in 1904 at the Hotel Allegheny in Pittsburgh. This drink was popularized by author Ernest Hemingway who wrote about it in his 1934 book “Death in the Afternoon”. This drink has a lot of variations. The modern recipe includes club soda and orange bitters, while older recipes may include Benedictine instead of Amer Picon. The original recipe doesn't have any orange bitters or club soda. Another variation is to use dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth.

Spirit Used


1 Ounce Bourbon whiskey
1 Ounce Dry Vermouth
½ ounce Blackberry-flavored brandy
½ ounce Fresh lemon juice
Lemon twist


1. Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
2. Add lemon twist.
3. Serve in a Cocktail Glass.

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