This one was nicely medicinal when I got home last night. I was feeling crappy all day and came home exhausted (even though it was a very light work day). It was very tasty, but sadly didn’t cure what ailed me; I’m home sick today (blecchh). Maybe try this one just for pleasure.
I don’t know anything about this drink’s origins — it was another gift from CocktailDB’s Random Recipe link. It kept coughing up pousse-cafés, but Wes only needed to click it about 15 times to come up with this one. The original recipe only called for one ounce of Cognac, but I think it’s even better with two.
2 ounces Cognac.
1 ounce sweet vermouth.
1/2 ounce Bénédictine.
Stir with ice for no less than 30 seconds and
strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a
lemon twist and a stemless cherry.
There’s a little spelling variation; it was also listed as the “Froupe,” but I think this is the correct spelling. We particularly liked the double garnish, and noted that this drink warms up nicely as you sip.