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Monte Carlo

The Monte Carlo is a cocktail that substitutes rye whiskey for gin in a classic Martini, with added Benedictine for a hint of herbal sweetness. This refined drink is perfect for those who appreciate an aromatic flavor.

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monte carlo cocktail mixed with house-made bitters and an orange peel.

Monte Carlo

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Whiskey
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Angostura Bitters, Benedictine, Bourbon, Monte Carlo, Rye Whiskey
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Rye whiskey and Benedictine duo.


  • 2 ounces Rye whiskey or bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Benedictine
  • 2 Angostura bitters dashes
  • Lemon twist for garnish


  • Fill your mixing glass with ice.
  • Pour in 2 ounces of rye whiskey or bourbon.
  • Add 1/2 ounce of Benedictine.
  • Drop in 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.
  • Stir everything together until well-chilled.
  • Strain the drink into your chilled lowball glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.
  • Drink.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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