Pair of skewered Luxardo maraschino cherries
How to make:
STIR (or shake) all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
|1 fl oz||Calvados / apple brandy / straight applejack|
|1/3 fl oz||Bénédictine D.O.M. liqueur|
|1/3 fl oz||Yellow Chartreuse (or génépy liqueur)|
|2 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
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Herbal with hints of apple, mint and eucalyptus. This classic is also often made with green Chartreuse, but we prefer, as per classic recipes, with half Yellow Chartreuse and half Bénédictine.
Jim Meehan's contemporary Widow's Kiss with 60ml (1oz) Bonded calvados, 7.5ml (¼oz) Yellow Chartreuse, 7.5ml (¼oz) Bénédictine, and 2 dashes aromatic bitters.
Created by George J. Kappeler at New York City's Holland House Hotel. This recipe is adapted from his 1895 book Modern American Drinks.
Widow's KissGeorge J. Kappeler, 1895
A mixing-glass half-full fine ice, two dashes Angostura bitters, one-half a pony yellow chartreuse, one-half a pony benedictine, one pony of apple brandy; shake well, strain into a fancy cocktail-glass, and serve.
Our recipe follows the exact formula of the original with 1 pony = 25ml (if using oz you may find 1 pony = 30ml easier).
One serving of Widow's Kiss contains 143 calories.