The Kentucky Colonel is another cocktail that's essentially an Old Fashioned variation with a replacement sweetener. As Bénédictine is sweet and spicy, it doesn't require any bitters or fruit in the cocktail — just a simple balance between the bourbon base and the Bénédictine.
What you need
- 2 oz. bourbon whiskey
- 0.5 oz. Bénédictine (less if using a sweeter bourbon)
- lemon twist for garnish
How it's made
Add the bourbon and Bénédictine to a mixing glass with ice. Stir for approximately 30 rotations, then strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with the lemon twist.