Saturday, December 8, 2007

widow's kiss

1oz Calvados
3/4oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4oz Benedictine
dash Angostura bitters

Garnish with a cherry. Mixed by Misty, recipe at CocktailDB.

I had an appointment to get my skin scratched off in Harvard Square in the late afternoon, so we made plans to meet at Green Street for dinner. I'd had a sip of this drink from Andrea on Wednesday, and really wanted one all to myself! It's somewhat sweet but not at all cloying, and just really tasty all around.

Postnote: This drink first appeared in George Kappeler's 1895 Modern American Drinks as 1 oz apple brandy, 1/2 oz Benedictine, 1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse, and 2 dash Angostura that were stirred with ice and strained into a cocktail glass.

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