Widow's Kiss

Difford's Guide
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Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Garnish:

Float mint leaf or Luxardo maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR (or shake) all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

5/6 fl oz Avallen Calvados
5/12 fl oz Bénédictine D.O.M.
5/12 fl oz Yellow Chartreuse liqueur
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

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.

History:

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 Kiss
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.

George J. Kappeler, 1895

Our recipe follows the exact formula of the original with 1 pony = 25ml (if using oz you may find 1 pony = 30ml easier).

Nutrition:

One serving of Widow's Kiss contains 147 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 26.98% alc./vol. (53.96° proof)
  • 16.4 grams of pure alcohol
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