Bensonhurst Cocktail

Bensonhurst Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

The Bensonhurst gets its strong herbal yet also vegetal undertones of flavor from the addition of Cynar, an Italian bitter apéritif liqueur with dark brown color and a bittersweet flavor.


  • 1-3/4 ounces rye whiskey
  • 2/3 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 bar-spoon maraschino
  • 1 bar-spoon Cynar
  • Orange zest twist to garnish


  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the orange twist, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Slowly stir the mixture for 30 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish the drink with the orange zest twist and then serve immediately.

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