honeymoon cocktail

lemon twist
2 parts apple brandy
1/2 part benedictine
1/2 part orange curacao
1/2 part lemon juice
We purchased a bottle of bénédictine to emulate a cocktail that we had ordered at Red Medicine in LA. In trying to figure out what else we could make with bénédictine, we found this recipe in Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. While the drink has a distinct kick, it is also sweet with a hint of herbs in the background. We also liked that it made use of bar ingredients that we typically have on hand.
Carve out the lemon twist and torch it. Rub the rim of the serving glass with the zest, then place it inside the glass.
Combine the apple brandy, benedictine, curacao, and lemon juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake to mix and chill. Double strain into serving glasses and enjoy immediately.