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.
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.
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
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