More Monks

Thursday night saw a return to drinks whose name drew on the monk connections of Benedictine.

The first was called Benediction and is made with equal measures of

Green Chartreuse
Lemon Juice

Despite the similarity with the weekend’s Elder Monk, the flavour of this had the Chartreuse as the most evident influence. The recipe also called for it to be made straight in a cocktail glass, whilst the previous recipe was over ice.


The drink looks a little lost in the glass as I scaled this back from 3/4 oz. of each component to 1/2 oz.

The second drink was called a Kentucky Monastery. Anytime that one sees Kentucky in a cocktail name you can be sure that Bourbon is involved.

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
3/4 oz. Benedictine
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

The recipe explicitly called for Bulleit Bourbon, which as chance would have it was the brand that I had in stock. It also called for Cranberry Bitters, which I lacked. I substituted Peychaud’s bitter, with no idea how they might compare to the Cranberry bitters. This drink felt well balanced, the herbs from the Benedictine were apparent alongside the Bourbon and the sweetness offset by the lemon juice.


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  1. […] second drink was a Kentucky Monastery, one that I made several months ago. At the time, I substituted Peychaud Bitters, as I had no […]

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