Monte Carlo, 1977 – Vintage Cocktail Friday

Posted on Jan 24 2014 - 4:51am by RetroRuth

Who’s ready for a Monte Carlo?


Bonus on this one, we get to break out the Benedictine!


4.5 from 2 reviews
Monte Carlo
  • 11/2 jiggers blended whiskey
  • ½ jigger Benedictine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  1. Shake well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry if desired.

“This had better be good. It’s been a rough week.”


“How is it?”

“It’s a bit syrupy, but good.”

The Verdict: Good

From The Tasting Notes:

Tastes like a syrupy version of a Manhattan. The texture of the Benedictine gives it a thickness. Has some depth to it, without being overwhelming. I really have started to enjoy Benedictine, and I would drink this over a Manhattan. Would probably pair well with a cigar.

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3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mary L January 25, 2014 at 1:32 am - Reply

    I want Tom’s tee shirt.

  2. Jennifer Barnaby January 25, 2014 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Well, I happen to live in Monte Carlo and I have to tell you I’ve never seen any drink like that here. More’s the pity!

  3. dkzody January 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    I remember ordering these when I was young. They were quite the thing in the 70s.

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