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White Dog Cafe’s Take on Manhattans and Mojitos

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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.

TRY IT AT HOME …

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.


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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