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Monte Carlo

To change it up a bit this week, let’s try an “inverted” post for our Drink of the Week. We’ll give you the recipe and a photo. Then, it’s your turn. You make the cocktail and tell us what you think in the comments! How about it?

We will say just a few things to get the conversation started. First, the Monte Carlo is a classic cocktail in the truest sense: spirits, sugar, water and bitters. In this case, a little license is given in that water/sugar takes the form of DOM Benedictine which will definitely add some interest to the whiskey. Think of a Manhattan, only instead of sweet vermouth, you have Benedictine. Now, go forth and try one, then let us know what you think in the comments below:

Monte Carlo
2 oz rye whiskey
.5 oz Benedictine
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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9 years ago

Made this yesterday. Definitely a keeper and a perfect example of the wondrous variations in flavor that can be had by making such minor tweaks. It brought to mind a very similar cocktail I’m quite fond called Purgatory (Rye, Benedictine, Green Chartreuse, lemon twist).

Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson
Reply to  Hugh
9 years ago

Hugh, going to have to try the Purgatory. Another chance
to use Chartreuse is ok by me!