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.
TRY IT AT HOME …
• 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