A Martini for Whiskey Lovers

Step aside, gin and vodka.

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Here's a Martini for whiskey drinkers. Created by Shae Minnillo, a bartender at Manolito in New Orleans, this take on a Dirty Martini swaps out gin or vodka for whiskey. "I wanted to combine a couple of my favorite classic stirred drinks—a Tipperary and a Widow’s Kiss. This is a bold, spirit-forward cocktail that has a nuance and is sure to warm the mind and soul," Minnillo tells us. The result is a food-friendly cocktail great for cold-weather sipping. 

The Doppelgänger Martini



  • 2 ounces Whiskey
  • ½ ounce Blanc Vermouth
  • ½ ounce Yellow Chartreuse
  • ½ ounce Benedictine
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters


Step one

Add all ingredients except for the orange bitters to a mixing glass.

Step two

Stir with large, cubed ice and strain using a julep strainer into a chilled coupe glass.

Step three

Express the orange bitters over the drink and discard.

Recipe provided by Shae Minnillo