Colleen Bawn

Difford's Guide



Coupe glass
Measuring jigger


There are approximately 220 calories in one serving of Colleen Bawn.
Colleen Bawn image

Serve in a

Coupe glass


Dust with freshly grated cinnamon & nutmeg

How to make:

BEAT egg and pour into shaker. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and strain into chilled glass.

1 fresh Egg (white & yolk)
34 fl oz Straight bottled-in-bond rye whiskey
34 fl oz Yellow Chartreuse liqueur
34 fl oz Benedictine D.O.M.
16 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup

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Hazardous ingredients

Egg (white & yolk) is potentially hazardous if used incorrectly.


A hearty drink that’s best suited to a winter’s night – perhaps a night with little food as it’s something of a meal in itself.


Colleen Bawn is an anglicization of the Gaelic ‘cailín bán’, meaning girl or young women. The Colleen Bawn (or The Brides of Garryowen) is also the title of a melodramatic play written by Irish playwright, Dion Boucicault and first performed 27th March 1860 at Miss Laura Keene's Theatre, New York City. The first written reference and recipe for the Colleen Bawn cocktail appears in Edward Spencer’s 1903The Flowing Bowl.

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