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Benedictine, Swank Cocktail #14

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Benedictine Cocktail recipe
Bénédictine Cocktail recipe

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.

“Liquers Over a Century Old,” Randolph Enterprise (Randolph, Kansas), 10 July 1913, p. 5, col. 2.
“Liquers Over a Century Old,” Randolph Enterprise (Randolph, Kansas), 10 July 1913, p. 5, col. 2.

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

Benedictine Cocktail recipe
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.

Ingredients used:

  • D.O.M. Bénédictine
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Cherry

Bénédictine Cocktail review

Our ratings (1-5 🍸) Rating scale

Greg: 🍸🍸🍸
Kim: 🍸🍸🍸

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

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