The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess
Monte Carlo Cocktail
It seems like these days everybody is trying to come up with “variations” on some particular cocktail, Pomegranate Martinis, Raspberri Manhattans, Strawberry Mojitos… you get the point. If a drink is a Manhattan, call it a Manhattan, if it isn’t don’t. Case in point, the “Monte Carlo”. This drink is essentially a Manhattan in which you have simply switched out the sweet vermouth, for something a little sweeter, and a little more complex, Benedictine. If you like Manhattans, you’ll probably like this drink as well.
2 oz rye whiskey
1/2 oz Benedictine
2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Stir with ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.