Fender Bender

The Fender Bender, from the Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis, is a charming Manhattan riff featuring the sweet touch of maple syrup alongside the smoky herbals of Cynar (an artichoke-based amaro). It’s a fresh take on an old standby, and the perfect complement to Hi-Lo’s neo-retro menu of updated 50’s diner fare.

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Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

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Our Favorite Manhattan Riffs

The Manhattan is a time-worn classic, and over all those years it’s become the inspiration for generations of riffs, twists, and re-imaginings. Read on for a selection of our favorites!

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