Benedictine


Type:

Liqueurs, herbal or spice-flavored

Description:

Proprietary French multi-herbal liqueur, formerly monastic, which has been around since the 16th century - and produced commercially since the 1860s. Quite popular in cocktails and other mixed drinks - especially 1940s and before. Its character is soft, warm, and complex. It mixes well.

Flavor:

herbal and spice

Availability:

Generally available. Produced and sold in France. Distributed world-wide. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.

Substitute:

other multi-herbal liqueur like Chartreuse, Strega, Izarra, or combinations thereof. Imitations in some markets.


Some popular cocktails with Benedictine: