Posts Tagged "benedictine"


The Chrysanthemum Cocktail Recipe Three of our favorite things are classic cocktail recipes, drinks with a fortified wine base, and strong herbal liqueurs. Imagine our delight when we discovered all three in the same package. The Chrysanthemum is a pre-Prohibition recipe that triples down on the aromatics, with dry vermouth, Benedictine, and absinthe all bringing their own herb mixes to the party. Nonetheless, the overall impact is...

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Making Your French Cocktail Dreams Come True All week long we’ve been recounting a fabulous two weeks in France and sharing all of the equally fabulous things we learned about French drinking. Coming back from 16 days of frolicking around the French countryside where anytime is a perfect time for rose or a crepe is…a bit depressing to say the least. But lucky for us (and for you!) we’ve found some ways to make our...

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Cocktail A La Louisiane Inspired by some research for a New Orleans themed party that never happened, we’re spending the week celebrating New Orleans’ long and illustrious relationship with the cocktail. Previously, we’ve covered the Ramos Gin Fizz and two of our own New Orleans inspired recipes, the Auntie Saz and Who Let in the Brit? Today, we enjoy the long lost classic, the Cocktail A La Louisiane. The A La...

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Spirits Week: Tequila and Brandy Last week, we gave a brief overview of the three big categories of liquors, their distinctives, and the part they each play in cocktails. Over the course of this week, we’ll be going into more detail on one of those three categories: the base spirits. These are the highly alcoholic, basic building blocks of the liquor world. Spirits Week will be of most interest to those of you who like...

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What We’ve Been Drinking: Sentimental Gentleman  Benedictine is probably our favorite liqueur that we somehow never end up using. We have a soft spot in our heart for herbal liqueurs in general, and Benedictine deserves its place among them. Its herbal mix is similar to Chartreuse’s, but a bit of honey softens the impact. It’s very nice. And yet we have a relatively small number of recipes that make use of it. So, it...

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