Benedictine is a sweet herbal liqueur that can help take your drinks to the next level.
It’s the perfect refreshment additive to enjoy if you’re looking for delicious fresh, herbal, and warm spiced notes in your drink.
This ingredient pairs well with all kinds of flavors, ranging from zesty citrus to creamy and sweet. The options are endless.
Here are some great Benedictine cocktails you should try the next time you get your cocktail shaker out.
Vieau Carre combines flavors of citrus, sweet fruit, and warm spice with its alcohol combination of rye whiskey, cognac, Benedictine, sweet vermouth, Peychaud’s bitters, and Angostura bitters. Simply shake it all up in a cocktail shaker and serve over ice! Its taste is slightly similar to a Manhattan. I love the contrasting flavors of spice and sweetness.
The Singapore Sling has delicious flavors of bitter orange, acidic pineapple, and a hint of spice and herbs. It uses Grand Marnier, gin, cherry liqueur, Benedictine, and bitters, along with some citrusy lime and pineapple juice. Ensure you top off this easy Benedictine cocktail with some refreshing club soda to tie it all together. I love how subtle the sweetness is.
Bobby Burns Cocktail
Create a Bobby Burns cocktail in less than five minutes with a concoction of Scotch whiskey, vermouth, and Benedictine. With this, you’ll get tasty flavors of fruit and cinnamon, along with some hidden herbal notes. I love how smooth and sophisticated this cocktail is. It’s a little sweeter than your typical Manhattan.
To make a Monte Carlo, simply shake up some rye whiskey with Benedictine and Angostura bitters. This Benedictine cocktail has a great warm spiciness with hints of tangy citrus and earthiness. I love how the spiciness and orange flavor help balance out the sweetness.
If you like citrus, this is the drink for you! It’s like a tangy explosion in your mouth with the combination of rye whiskey, Benedictine, lime juice, and lemon juice. It has an invigorating taste with spicy notes and a nice zing from the fresh juice. I love how refreshing this drink is, and it takes seconds to make!
Milk and Honey Cocktail
This milk and honey cocktail is comforting with its simple mix of milk and Benedictine, along with garnishes of cinnamon sticks and orange slices. Milk and honey cocktails have a smooth creaminess with hints of sweetness and delicious warm spices. I think it’s a great dessert drink to enjoy by the fire.
Silent Night Cocktail
If you’re looking for a twist on a classic glass of bourbon, try out this cocktail! It uses bourbon, Benedictine, Peychaud’s bitters, and fresh orange peels for a deliciously spicy, tart, and sweet cocktail. I love the subtle herbal hints from the Benedictine and enjoy the tasty little fruity aftertaste from the bitters.
If you want to get fancy, try making the Benediction! This easy drink uses champagne, Benedictine, and orange bitters to create a classy Benedictine cocktail that’s bursting with bubbly citrus flavors. You’ll also get subtle notes of delicious warm spices like cinnamon and cardamom, which help cut the acidic taste. I think refreshing is an understatement.
Brandy & Benedictine
Simplicity is key with this drink, as all you need is brandy and Benedictine! This combination brings in flavors of sweetness, fruitiness, and a slight kick of herbal spice. The spices from the Benedictine almost enhance the flavor of the brandy. I think this is the perfect drink to have with dessert, as the underlying tones of it are mostly sweet.
To make a Brainstorm, mix bourbon, Benedictine, and dry vermouth in a glass! This easy Benedictine cocktail has a delicious herbal flavor with hints of warm spices and a little sweetness. Make sure to garnish this cocktail with an orange peel! I love how this simple garnish brings in a brightness that contrasts well with the spiciness.
Spice and sweeten up your cocktail night by trying out some of these Benedictine cocktails in your kitchen or home bar!
Most recipes on this list use just a few ingredients, and all you need is a cocktail shaker to make them!
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