3⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1 twst Lemon peel (flamed)

Stir, strain, coupe, flamed lemon twist.


Featured in Gary Regan's 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

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Created by
Dan Carlson, Saul, Brooklyn, NY.
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  • Maybe a 4.5er but very good either way. — ★★★★★
  • Maybe 1.75 rye. Nice background with both cherry and mezcal — ★★★★
  • Very intense. Less maraschino next time. I used bourbon. Also, volume is high. Maybe 1.75 oz rye?
  • Made exactly to recipe — ★★★★
  • Well done! This is a quality recipe. — ★★★★
  • Well balanced and wow finish. — ★★★★
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The flavor is very nice. The drink is very intense. Is there a way to lighten it up, volume wise and intensity?

My guess would be to stir it for a longer time. Or if that's not enough, add 1/4 ounce of cold water. Thanks,  Zachary

This is a pretty standard sized drink in most craft cocktail bars (3.25 oz pre-dilluted, I'd say most are 3 - 3.5 oz pre-dilluted, excepting some like an old fashioned build).  You could sub Overholt Bonded or Rittenhouse for the 80 proof Overholt rye, and shave off a quarter ounce.  As far as the intensity goes, simply dilute it more.  Not sure what stir count you're using, but add another 5-10 revolutions, taste it, if it's still too intense repeat until you find your sweet spot.