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Try White Dog Cafe’s Take on Manhattans and Mojitos

Photos courtesy of White Dog Cafe

The Main Line hotspot, with locations in Haverford and Wayne, offers new interpretations on classic cocktails that can be made at home.

Elevated yet smooth, White Dog Cafe’s McGruff Manhattan makes Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin the marquee ingredient in what’s traditionally a whiskey drink. If fun and flirty is more your thing, try the Benjito, with Bacardi Lime Rum, agave, cucumber and mint.

McGruff Manhattan


2 oz. Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin
1 oz. Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
1/4 oz. blood orange bitters


Add gin, vermouth and bitters to ice and stir. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an Amarena cherry.

White Dog Cafe’s Benjito


1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Lime Rum
1 oz. cucumber juice
3/4 oz. agave simple
3/4 oz. lime juice
1 dash saline solution
Club soda
8 mint leaves (smacked)


In a shaker with ice, add ingredients, shake, and strain over ice into a Collins glass. Top with soda, and garnish with a ribbon of cucumber.

White Dog Cafe
379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 896-4556
200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 225-3700

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