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The Widow’s Kiss

Posted by Reese on 2010-12-06 @ 10:26pm

I’m getting back to traditional cocktails this go round with a drink I’m very excited to sample.  In Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, Dr. Cocktail describes The Widow’s Kiss as the most evocative drink ever and suggests that one be enjoyed by the fire.  I have a fire.  I like drinking near it.  I’m in!

Beyond that I’m excited by the idea of a drink composed of half potent herbal liqueurs.  I have to imagine (in my mind’s mouth?) that this drink will be complex, yet earthy.  The deep notes of the Benedictine will be punctuated by the flavors of the Chartreuse and the whole shebang will be brightened up by the Calvados.  I’m excited.  Let’s get mixing.

The Widow's Kiss (Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails)
1 1/2 oz Calvados
3/4 oz Chartreuse
3/4 oz Benedictine
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1) Combine in a shaker with ice
2) Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass