We’re out of sherry (blast these damnable Vermont liquor stores), so I’ve been messing with other fortified wines.  The Wife wanted something with tequila, and I wondered if I could sneak Benedictine into a three-equal-parts mold.


  • 1 oz tequila (Siembra Azul blanco)
  • 1 oz Benedictine
  • 1 oz Bonal
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters (Scrappy’s)
    Stir everything for a long time with ice – you’ve got to dilute that honey liquor a bit.  Strain into a coupe, garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Very nice, really.  The Bonal and the tequila played off each other with green, vegetal notes, and the Benedictine helped smooth it all over.  Five stars, would make again.

PS – I seem to have reached a stage of drink-making in which I am perfectly capable of coming up with nice, innovative drinks and then never writing them down.  I’ve started trying to keep track of drinks in a shorter format here, and I am trying to find out if I can integrate these two things more tightly (and also update the Tumblr more frequently).