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Widow's Kiss Cocktail Recipe

Jul 26, 2016 | Post By Brodey Sheppard
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Widow's Kiss was first documented in 1895 by George Kappeler in Modern American Drinks. The New York Herald spoke particularly well of the Widow's Kiss, calling it "the most passionate poem which the liquor laureates of the Holland house hand out." the Widow's Kiss is a powerfully flavored cocktail of the distinctive French apple brandy, Calvados. Plus ample measures of yellow Chartreuse and Benedictine. Also, use a dash of lemon to improve the flavor of cocktail.

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Ingredients for Widow's Kiss Cocktail | Alcohol: Calvados

  • 2 oz of Apple Brandy/Calvados
  • 3/4 oz of Benedictine Liqueur
  • 2 of Angostura Bitters
  • 3/4 Yellow Chartreuse
  • A dash of Lemon juice
  • Cherry for Garnish

How to Prepare Widow's Kiss Cocktail

  1. Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
  3. Wrap a large, thin slice of lemon peel inside a cocktail glass, if you desire.

The yellow chartreuse, being less intensely herbaceous than the green variety, is floral and honey-like, and emphasizes the chianti-like nose of the Calvados, while its herbal side, in combination with the Bénédictine and bitters, brings out the spicier characteristics of the calvados. The Widow’s Kiss makes an ideal after-dinner cocktail. Try our Widow's Kiss Cocktail Recipe at home.

As a primary liquor we are using Chateau Du Breuil Pays D'auge Fine Calvado, which is a lovely and delicious smooth apple-based spirit. is an ideal place to buy Wine, Beer and Spirits online in UK and Ireland area, buy alcohol online. (Click image to see the details)

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Chateau Du Breuil Pays D'auge Fine Calvado



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Brodey is an enthusiastic marketing and advertising strategest out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Brodey has always been passionate about liquor and alcohol in general. You will find Brodey on the weekends either out on the football pitch kicking goals or down the lake with a glass of wine.


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