The warm, smooth Benedictine and brandy is the perfect elegant cocktail. It calls for equal amounts of the two ingredients, but you can always adjust it to your exact preference.
1-1/2 ounces Benedictine liqueur
1-1/2 ounces brandy
- Pre-warm the brandy snifter by pouring a little hot water in the glass. Swirl it around, then discard.
- Pour the jigger of Benedictine into the warm brandy snifter.
- Gently pour the brandy over the back of a bar spoon and let it fall on top of the Benedictine to 'float' it on the thicker liqueur.
Use only a quality brandy when making this cocktail. A low quality brandy will be harsh-tasting, and will not complement the Benedictine. Ask your liquor store for a recommendation.
Though it's not the traditional way to serve it, some people prefer this cocktail over ice. For this version, simply add a couple of cocktail ice cubes to a rocks glass, and then add the spirits.
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