Life Sentence

2 oz Rye
12 oz Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
12 oz Bénédictine
12 oz Lemon juice
4 ds Rhubarb bitters
1 ds Bitters, Angostura
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Shake, strain, serve straight up, granish
From other users
  • Powerful, with strong flavors. 4 dashes of Rhubarb bitters may be 1 or 2 too many with Fee Brother's bitters. May be better with non-overproof rye. Good drink. Alice liked. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Nicely balanced, complex but light drink. — ☆☆☆
  • Used Bulleit; would be better with 3 dashes of rhubarb bitters instead of 4 — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Double everything but garnish. :-) — ☆☆☆☆
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1 Comment

christina in tacoma's picture

We had a Life Sentence vs.

We had a Life Sentence vs. Prosecutor Throwdown; these cocktails are rather similar (Benedictine vs. Yellow Chartreuse; bitters or not; slight differences in Rye: liqueur ratio). In these recipes, the Benedictine and Yellow Chartreuse are pretty interchangeable. While both were good, for us, the slight edge went to the Life Sentence; the bitters made the difference. Used Wild Turkey Rye.