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The Benedictine Cocktail is cocktail number 14 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Bénédictine Cocktail history
Benedictine monk, Dom Bernado Vincelli of the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy, France is credited with creating Bénédictine in the 16th century, a French liqueur made with 27 herbs and spices.
While numerous cocktails using Bénédictine exist, this version is really just Bénédictine and bitters, so it is highly probably someone in the last 500 years tried the combination.
Bénédictine Cocktail recipe
Rub rim of glass with lemon and dip in powdered sugar. Add Cherry, 1 jigger Benedictine, 1 dash Angostura Bitters. Shake easy with ice & strain.
- D.O.M. Bénédictine
- Angostura Bitters
- Powdered sugar
- Lemon juice
Bénédictine Cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸) Rating scale
We aren’t big lovers of sweet drinks so, between the powdered sugar, cherry, and the sweetness of the Bénédictine, this was a bit too sweet for both of us. We drank it, but wouldn’t order one.
Next up… Cocktail #15, Betsy Ross
Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days