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The classic B&B cocktail shown in a snifter

The B&B Cocktail is Sophisticated, Simple and So Delicious

  • Author: Kevin Mayfield
  • Prep Time: 1 Minute
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
  • Category: Classic Cocktails


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



  1. Pre-warm the brandy snifter by pouring a little hot water in the glass. Swirl it around, then discard.
  2. Pour the jigger of Benedictine into the warm brandy snifter.
  3. 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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