Simply because it blends so readily with brandy, lending additional sweetness and spice- perfect for after dinner. Benedictine’s versatility is what is valued here at the Lounge. I’ve been on a vintage drink kick here, prepping for our summer theme party and I am shocked that so many classics call for Benedictine.
Cindy said I was pouring too many classics, though, so how about an original? This pour is a true cocktail employing gin at the base. I was looking to pair Benedictine with Disaronno because of its color and alluring sweetness. I added gin and bitters for balance, pomegranate for a bit of acid. This is not a deadly combination, but a moderately sweet drink with good depth. Therefore we call it the…
2 ounces of Gordon’s gin
1 ounce of Benedictine
1 ounce of Disaronno
1 ounce of Rose’s Pomegranate twist or regular juice
3 dashes of orange bitters
Shake on ice, garnish with orange twist