Eggs Bénédictine

25ml Bénédictine

25ml Lanique Rose Liqueur

25ml Lemon Juice

12.5ml Gomme

1 Fresh Egg White

 

Glass: Short

Method: Shake & Dry Shake

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Edible Flower

I have to say, this is cocktail is one close to my own heart. It was a mistake to make, a blunder behind the bar. But it was the birth of me mixing my own drinks. Yes ladies and gentlemen...this was the first (nice) cocktail I ever created.

It was meant to be Benedictine and Cointreau but on a busy Saturday night I got confused by a 3 deep bar and picked up a bottle of rose liqueur

Safe to say I loved it. This cocktail has travel the towns with me making appearance on many cocktail menus, in many different forms, I think it's still on a menu today by the name of a Lemon Sherbet...

Salted Bénédictine Flip

20ml Bénédictine

20ml Kraken Spiced Rum

10ml Liqcor 43

1 Egg

25ml Cream

12.5ml MONIN Caramel

1 Pinch Rock Salt

 

Glass: Tall

Method: Shake & Strain

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Grated Nutmeg

A lot of this cocktail has to be accredited to my friend Pete. Pete has always been fantastic behind a bar and taught me a lot. from how to mixes drinks to how to enjoy classic rock music.

 

This drink started as a Salted Caramel Flip which my Bar Manager at the time told me would never sell as no one likes Salted Caramel.....He was wrong. This drink again has been placed on numerous menus over all the place I have worked and has always gone down a treat!

 

I took the Salted Caramel Flip (I'll like the original in my Spiced Rum Section...Here) played with the recipe and included Bénédictine because of its herbaceous notes. If you like Salted Caramel you'll love it!

Robert Burns

50ml Monkey Shoulder

25ml Cinzano 1757

10ml Bénédictine

1 Dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

 

Glass: Martini

Method: Thrown

Ice: None

Garnish: Orange Peel

Now before we start. This is not my cocktail, this is a classic drink, but it's soo good I wanted to tell you all about it.

 

The Robert Burns (or Bobby/Bobbie Burns). Most people would associate the drink with Robert Burns, the famed Scottish poet of the 1700's, but according to Crockett in The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book it may have been named after a cigar salesman who was a regular at the bar.

 

From my research the drink has two incarnations one with Absinthe and another with Bénédictine I'm not sure which came first but I am sure which tastes better to me! Bénédictine, Bénédictine, Bénédictine...

Blood, Sweat and Tears

25ml Bénédictine

25ml Solbeso

50ml Blood Orange Puree

2 Dash The Bitter Truth Lemon Bitters

15ml Gomme*

 

Glass: Tall

Method: Swizzle

Ice: Crushed

Garnish: Dehydrated Blood Orange Wheel

The inspiration for this actually came from the Bénédictine and Orange, and that surprised the use of Solbeso with a naturally orange floral flavor (I get from it). Orange - Blood orange, natural progression.

 

I decided to make this drink something which would sell to the masses. Solbeso and Bénédictine are two product not many customer would go for. So I wanted to combine they with some class cocktail buzz words Swizzle and Blood Orange and hopefully one day this will be a big seller!

 

The drink will be Swizzled in the style of the drink which I'll put an article up about soon as, I really enjoy making Swizzles as they're fun to make and easy to do!

 

Also see this drink on my Solbeso Cocktail Page

25ml Bénédictine

25ml Solbeso

1 Egg

15ml MONIN Gingerbread Syrup

 

Glass: Steamed Wine

Method: Shake & Strain

Ice: None

Garnish: Coco Sprinkled Glass

So as I said above I wanted to revisit the mix of Solbeso and Bénédictine. I absolutely love this pairing.

 

With Christmas looming round the corner I wanted to create something that was Christmas in a glass. I didn't want to make a Turkey and Cranberry Mojito but something I'd enjoy drinking and I have a soft spot for gingerbread.

 

The gingerbread works so well with the herbal notes of the Bénédictine and Orange from the Solbeso. Originally this cocktail was meant to be a Flip style drink with the inclusion of cream, however a simple mistake I forgot to add the cream on the recipe when I first made it for a friend and was so surprised at how the Egg alone acted as a mixer. Instead of leaving the drink thick like I assumed it gave a fantastic creamy texture.

 

This one is a winner with me. The use of the egg will put a lot of people off but I always use Lion stamped eggs. These are salmonella free and safe to consume raw.

 

Also see this drink on my Solbeso Cocktail Page

Gingerbread Road

B&B

B&B stands for Brandy & Benedictine. It s one of the very few Benedictine classic drinks.

 

A B&B is normally served on the rocks, although some prefer it straight up, you can even serve it warm if requested. Traditionally served in a brandy snifter, it makes an ideal after dinner drink or nightcap.

 

The producers of Benedictine also make a pre-mixed B&B, which is great, but if you want to choose your own brandy I've provided a recipe for you below.

Equal Meausres Brandy & Benedictine

 

Glass: Brandy Snifter

Method: Stirred

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Tradictional None (Optional Orange Peel)