Benedictine

A slightly sweet liqueur that is named after the Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Fecamp. This liqueur was first produced by them back in the 16th century, but during the devistation of the French Revolution, the recipe was acquired by the Le Grand family and turned into a comercial venture. To this day, the recipe is a closely guarded secret. All that is known about the recipe, is that it is based on Cognac, and is flavored with various aromatics, fruit peels, and herbs.

Bottles of Benedictine include the initials D.O.M. which stands for "Deo Optimo Maximo" (For our best, greatest God).

The following recipes on this site use Benedictine:

Bobby Burns
Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, Benedictine,
Cabaret
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Caprice
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange bitters,
Chas
bourbon whiskey, amaretto, Benedictine, Cointreau, orange curaçao,
Chrysanthemum Cocktail
dry vermouth, Benedictine, absinthe,
De La Louisiane
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, absinthe, Peychaud's bitters,
Derby
bourbon whiskey, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Ford
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange bitters,
Guadalahara
tequila, dry vermouth, Benedictine,
Guion
gin, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, Benedictine,
Mahogany
dry vermouth, Jagermeister, Benedictine, cinnamon tincture,
Monte Carlo
rye whiskey, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Poet's Dream
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine,
Royalist
dry vermouth, bourbon whiskey, Benedictine, peach bitters,
Singapore Sling
gin, Cherry Heering, Cointreau, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine, Angostura Bitters,
Straits Sling
gin, dry cherry brandy, Benedictine, lemon juice, orange bitters, Angostura Bitters, soda water,
Tango
rum, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange juice,
Tip Top
dry vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Vieux Carre
rye whiskey, brandy, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud's bitters, Angostura Bitters,
Voyager
rum, Benedictine, falernum, lime juice, Angostura Bitters,
Widow's Kiss
calvados, Chartreuse, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Zummy
Benedictine, gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, Campari,