Master of Cocktails The Widow's Kiss

Well hello there cocktail fan. I nearly didn’t see you there. Fancy a drink? Then you’re in luck, as you’re just in time for another #MasterofCocktails.

This week we’re going to make a ‘Widow’s Kiss’ recipe from the excellent PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan. If you haven’t got this tome in your library, I heartily suggest you amend that oversight. Look, I even gave you the Amazon link and everything. Get to it. Chop chop.

Master of Cocktails PDT Cocktail Book

Master of Cocktails Next Week Ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

For our Widow’s Kiss, we’re swapping out the Applejack for a rather excellent single cask Somerset Cider Brandy:

Master of Cocktails Somerset Cider Brandy

So let’s start with that superb ingredient – 60ml.

Master of Cocktails Somerset Cider Brandy

Into a stirring glass, along with a handful of ice.

Master of Cocktails Ice

Next up – 7.5ml Bénédictine D.O.M. Liqueur:

Master of Cocktails Benedictine

Then 7.5ml of Yellow Chartreuse.

Master of Cocktails Chartreuse

Finally, 2 shakes of Angostura Bitters.

Master of Cocktails Bitters

Give it a good old stir – 30 seconds or so…

Master of Cocktails Stir

I can’t tell you how good this smells – even from a few feet away. Apple Brandy? Massively underused if you ask me…

Strain into a chilled coupette glass, and serve. No Garnish.

Master of Cocktails Strain

The Widow’s Kiss. A superb digestif, but so incredibly fresh due to the base spirit. Wonderful.

Master of Cocktails Widow's Kiss




Now, write down these ingredients in your copybooks, as you’ll need them for the next #MasterofCocktails.

Master of Cocktails Next Week Ingredients

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Basil, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Cocchi Americano, Chapel Down Vintage Reserve Brut and a lemon.