Widows Kiss Recipe

Widows kiss is high proof cocktail with a heavy foundation of apple brandy and the complex aromatic zing from two herbal liqueurs. This cocktail is sweet and spicy but balanced out with a dash of bitters.

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The Widow’s Kiss is credited by most to George Kappeler, first published in his Modern American Drinks (1895).


44 ml of apple brandy such as Calvados
22 ml of Yellow Chartreuse (a liqueur produced for centuries by French monks according to closely held recipes and includes more than 130 herbs, flowers and plants)
22 ml of Benedictine (herbal liqueur beverage produced in France)
2 dashes of Angostura bitters (available in gourmet stores)


Add all ingredients to a chilled mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Disclaimer: This post caters to audience above 25 years of age. Alcohol consumption is injurious to health, drink responsibly, don't drink and drive  


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