1 1⁄2 oz Calvados (Or another style of aged apple brandy)
3⁄8 oz Bénédictine
1⁄8 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
1 part Cherry (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.


For a drink of the day at Loyal Nine in 2016, I decided to do a Marconi Wireless riff to greet the autumn air. For modifiers to the Calvados and sweet vermouth base, I added Benedictine perhaps inspired by the Widow's Kiss and a touch of Green Chartreuse like a Marconi Wireless riff that I was served at Coppa. To bring out the darker notes in Benedictine, I embittered the mix with chocolate bitters. For a name, I tried to capture this fleeting but dark nature with a Leonard Cohen song title, Lady Midnight.

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Picture of Lady Midnight
FRY 2016
Posted by yarm on 5/24/2020
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Frederic Yarm, Loyal Nine, Cambridge, MA
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