Modified Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

I’ve been mildly obsessed with the mythos of Bénédictine liquor the last few weeks. First of all, anything that can trace its roots back 500 years is automatically interesting. Also, whenever you bill your liquor as a “secret Elixir” you’ve got my attention.

I stumbled upon a modified Manhattan recipe via One Martini that couples the herbal liquor with my favorite vermouth – Carpano Antica. It’s delicious.

Modified Manhattan Recipe


  • 2 oz Rye
  • 1/2 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Benedictine
  •  2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Garnish: Cherries, Orange twist


  1. Stir ingredients with ice
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a cherry (or 3) and orange twist
Mystical Benedictine  – Image Source: Creative Commons, Хрюша
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