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I love DOM Benedictine! To me, it’s the Godfather of liqueurs, who cares if it’s not Italian? I’m sure Don Corleone was a DOM lover! It’s the sort of drink you have to bow and pay your respect to! Try it (if you haven’t) and you’ll see just what I mean.
Cointreau and Orange is one of my favourite easy drinks. I remember my very first sip of it, because that same night I had my butt bitten by a rugby playing policeman! Thankfully, said butt was clad in Levi’s!
Long story short, I dived off the edge of the bar into a sea of hands and my butt got bitten by one of my catchers. Who just happened to be a policeman. Who played rugby. Who was cute. Enough said.
So, the Cointreau and Orange. Knowing that I like my drinks on the sweet side, somebody in the crowd introduced me to it, and he was right on the money with his guess, I fell in love with the drink from the very first sip. And it’s become one of my go-to drinks at home, as I always have a bottle of Cointreau at hand. Naturally, Triple Sec or any other orange liqueur would work too.
So why DOM Benedictine? (Click to read more) In the comprehensive article and review I wrote on the DOM some years ago, I suggested that it would be the perfect addition to my favourite Cointreau and Orange because of its citrusy notes. I am finally putting my money where my mouth is, and posting the recipe as proof! I’ve had it in this guise many a time and will defintely recommend it.
Cointreau and DOM Benedictine have a high alcohol content, at 40%. So this is a fairly potent drink, depending on how much OJ you are using. You can always make it a long drink, instead of serving it in little brandy or wine glasses, and so make it go further. I like to add an equal measure of Cointreau and DOM, that way, you get a little bit of both and the DOM’s inimitable herbal aroma only heightens the double citrusy notes of the orange liqueur and juice.
Are you a fan of either liqueur? Give it a go and let me know what you think.
Now, shall we get our aprons on?
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Cointreau and Orange with D.O.M. Bénédictine
- Mix all the ingredients and serve, with a slice of orange.