This cocktail recipe from Food & Wine arrived in my email this morning and actually looks really good.
I’m not a great one for cocktails (although I do appreciate their art and science), but I think the combination of scotch, Bénédictine, bitters and lemon would be great and it’s both elegant and simple.
The name Monaco Friar is terrible, though. I suggest Monaco Fear, which is also pretty awful, but begins to find the right track, I think.
Contributed by Anthony Schmidt
One of Anthony Schmidt’s favorite drinks is the Monaco Friar. “I love how the honey and herbal qualities of the Bénédictine pair with a fine Scotch,” he says. “It’s a perfect drink during the colder months.”
2. 2 ounces Scotch
3. 1/2 ounce Bénédictine
(brandy-based herbal liqueur)
4. 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
5. 1 lemon twist, for garnish
Fill a chilled rocks glass with ice. Add the Scotch, Bénédictine and bitters; stir well. Garnish with the lemon twist.