|2||oz||Rye (preferably 100-plus-proof)|
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice. Add the rye whiskey, Benedictine and bitters. Shake well for at least 30 seconds, then strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. Garnish with a cherry.
This is a variation on the Manhattan, with Benedictine standing in for vermouth and Peychaud's bitters for Angostura bitters. Rye whiskey is significantly different from bourbon; it's spicier and funkier, and it mingles well with different liqueurs and bitters. Be sure to use a higher-proof rye, such as Rittenhouse Rye (100 proof) or Wild Turkey 101.
From other users
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- Made it stirred instead of shaken, using barrel-proof Canadian rye. The rye balanced out the sweetness of the benedictine well.
- DOM adds a but of a sweet honey. Made with Woodford Reserve. Smoother than Rittenhouse. Very nice drink. Used home made Fig bitters.
- Stir, don't shake. Might decrease benedictine to 1/2.
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