1⁄2 oz Bénédictine
1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula (or 1:1Punt e Mes and Sweet Vermouth)
1⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse
Instructions

Rinse coupe, stir, strain, up.

History

This was in the 09 version of Beta Cocktails, but was dropped for the 2011 edition.

Cocktail summary
Posted by Dan on 7/20/2010
Created by
Beta Cocktails
Year
2009
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authentic recipe
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  • Subbed ¼ dry vermouth for sweet vermouth. — ★★★★★
  • This is an exceptional cocktail - especially for smokey scotch lovers. It's slightly sweeter than I think it needs to be...will work on that. I used Ilegal Joven Mezcal, but will try with others. — ★★★★★
  • sub barspoon of green chartruese
  • Needs drying out — ★★★★
  • Awesome. I subbed green chartrueuse and should have used a dash; .25 is a little much as it totally dominates at the beginning. — ★★★★★
  • Used blanco tequila instead of Mezcal. OK, not superb. — ★★★
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Comments

Excellent. I will definitely make this again.

Flavors open with honey and progress slowly through a honeyed Chartreuse spice and then a minty complexity reminiscent of Fernet Branca. It fades into balanced and pleasant bitterness. (I used del maguey vida and 1/4+1/4oz punt e mes & cinzano.)

It's on the sweet side, especially at the start. I'd love to keep the rich complexity and spice while reducing some of the sweetness.