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Fioupe Cocktail

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.

Fioupe Cocktail

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.


“I prefer the term ‘artificial person,’ myself.”

Wes found this cocktail after about fifty clicks of the Random Recipe button at CocktailDB (“It was one friggin’ pousse-café after another!”) until it finally spat out one he liked. I liked it too.

He tried to have me guess the name. His hint? “I prefer the term ‘artificial person,’ myself.”

We bumped up the Bourbon a teeny bit; the original recipe called for 1 ounce.

The Bishop Cocktail

1-1/2 ounces Bourbon.
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth.
1 ounce orange juice.
Splash of Yellow Chartreuse.

Shake with ice for at least 10 seconds and strain into a cocktail glass.

Or you could try this hint: “‘Ow do you know what cocktail ‘e drinks?” “Tattooed on the back o’ his neck!” Oh, it’s the Bishop of Leicester …