Widow's Word

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Discerning Drinkers (27 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

UB Retro Coupe Gold 7.75oz

Garnish:

None

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

3/4 fl oz Calvados / apple brandy / straight applejack
3/4 fl oz Yellow Chartreuse (or génépy liqueur)
3/4 fl oz Bénédictine D.O.M. liqueur
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
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Review:

A mash-up of the Widow's Kiss and Last Word or, as fellow Discerning Drinker, Andrew Gelb pointed out in a comment on our Last Word cocktail page, "a Monte Cassino with the rye replaced by calvados or apple brandy --> Delicious!"

History:

Created by Boston cocktail enthusiast, Eric Witz who shared his equal parts recipe via Instagram in late 2015. A drier, more apple brandy-forward, version was created by cocktail photographer, Chase Hoffman who shared his recipe via Flickr: "1.5 oz unaged apple brandy, 1.0 oz fresh lemon juice. 1.0 oz Yellow Chartreuse, 0.5 oz Bénédictine."

See also Last Word history

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 24.22% alc./vol. (48.44° proof)
  • 21.9 grams of pure alcohol
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