Classic
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Vermouth • Sweet
Queen Elizabeth

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In the mid-1930s, herbal orange liqueur brand Bénédictine held a nationwide cocktail contest and printed this prize-winning recipe in magazine advertisements. Named after the creator’s wife—not the English monarch—this drink was so good it transcended the glossy pages and now has a place in the archive of classic cocktails. It’s a balance of sweet and sour with a touch of dryness from the vermouth, making it the perfect digestif.

The Essentials

dry vermouth
Bénédictine
Lime juice
Shaker
Strainer
The Details

Ingredients

1.5 oz dry vermouth
.75 oz Bénédictine
.75 oz Lime juice

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake until cold, and strain into a chilled coupe glass.
easy
Strength:
Rye Whiskey Dry Intermediate
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