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Old Fashioned Bénédictine

Old Fashioned Bénédictine
Amount Ingredient (Click ingredient for more recipes)
2 DropsAngostura Bitters
2 MeasuresBénédictine Dom
2 Bar SpoonsSugar
Liquid volume = 51ml*
Alcoholic units = 2*
Alcohol by volume (ABV) = 40.1%*
* Please note: Volume, units and ABV values are approximations only.
in-the-spirit classifies one shot as a measure of 2.5cl or 25ml


Add the sugar, bitters and 0.5 shot of Bénédictine into a tumbler glass. Stir for 1 minute with until the sugar is completely dissolved with bitters and Bénédictine. Add an ice cube and stir for another minute. Add another shot of Bénédictine and 2 more ice cubes, stirring this time for 2 minutes. Then add in the remaining half shot of Bénédictine with 2 more ice cubes, stirring for a further 2 minutes. Add additional ice if desired before garnishing.

Additional notes:

Very aromatic with the diluted ice releasing the herbal flavours of the Bénédictine. The slow dilution is essential to the final taste of the cocktail. With thanks to Adam Freeth of the Shaker UK BarSchool who recommended this variation on the traditional “Old Fashioned” recipe made using Bourbon.


With a twist of orange peel resting within the cocktail – for a splash of colour and tangy-ness.




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Please note: The NHS recommended weekly guidelines for alcohol consumption are 21 units for men (3-4 daily) and 14 units for women (2-3 daily)
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