3⁄4 oz Genever
3⁄4 oz Batavia Arrack
1 oz Cardamaro
1⁄2 oz Bénédictine
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


One of my fellow bartenders at Drink made the Midnight Mass from Death & Co. for a guest, and I became curious about the combination of Cardamaro and Benedictine. After having a drink two nights prior with the Genever-Cardamaro duo, I decided to split the spirit with Batavia Arrack as I had done in the Dutch Hand after experiencing the two in recipes like the Double Dutch and Weirding Way. Also a nod to how the original was made with rum. For a name, I paid tribute to the Midnight Mass inspiration and dubbed it Midnight to Midnight after a Psychedelic Furs album.

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Posted by yarm on 4/27/2022
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville, MA
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Subtle but worthy improv on the brown drink. The malt of the Genever gives it a nice and new mouthfeel.