1 1⁄2 oz Cognac
1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1 Cherry (as garnish)

Stir, strain, up, garnish, smile.


There are many recipes from this era named, ostensibly, for wild tenor Enrico Caruso. The most famous one calls for gin, dry vermouth, and creme de menthe. This one's better.

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Picture of Caruso Cocktail (via Eric Felton)
Created by
possibly Red Asher, Webster Hall, NYC.
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Dan commented on 12/31/2013:

Fixed the "Angostura" to be bitters, rather than rum.