The White Manhattan
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About this Cocktail

This Manhattan variation calls for white, or unaged, whiskey (also known as "white dog"), of which there are more and more brands on the market. Be sure to use bianco or blanc vermouth, such as Dolin Blanc; its aromatics and flavor are very different from those of dry vermouth.

Adapted from Neyah White of Nopa in San Francisco.


  • 1½ oz white whiskey
  • ½ oz Benedictine
  • ½ oz bianco or blanc vermouth
  • 3 dashes orange bitters

Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add the whiskey, Benedictine, bianco or blanc vermouth and the bitters. Stir vigorously, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.

  • Brandon Herring
    Don't currently have any white whiskey so for the heck of it tried with Bols Genever and added a lemon twist. Nice herbal notes. Great drink.
  • Chris Messina
    I highly recommend Buffalo Trace White Dog.

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