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White Dog Cafe’s Take on Manhattans and Mojitos

Photos courtesy of White Dog Cafe

New interpretations of two classics.

Elevated yet smooth, the 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.


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