Difford's Guide




There are approximately 217 calories in one serving of Melchior.

Times, Seasons & Occasions


Melchior image

Serve in a

Coupe glass


Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

3 dried Clove
1 1/2 fl oz Cognac VSOP
3/4 fl oz Stone's Original Green Ginger Wine
1/2 fl oz Benedictine D.O.M.
1 1/4 fl oz Claret red wine

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Based on cognac and named after one of the three wise men, this cocktail uses three spices – ginger, cloves and saffron (in the Bénédictine) and a good dash of red wine (after all, in later life the baby they visited reputedly turned water into wine).


A Christmas cocktail named after one of the three wise men created in 2011 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

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