An easy cocktail recipe for a
B and B
The strong classic cocktail with two ingredients
- 1 part Benedictine
- 1 part cognac (brandy)
- ice cubes
- cocktail glass
How to mix a B and B
For a B and B place a few ice cubes in a glass and add the cognac (brandy) and benedictine. Stir well and then strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon and serve.
Bartender’s tips and advice
- As typical as it can get for a real classic drink: few ingredients and strong. This is why this recipe resembles a traditional, classic cocktail. The recipe dates back to 1937 and quickly became so popular that this cocktail was sold premixed in bottles. Nevertheless, nowadays we can consider this recipe as one of those classic drinks that are a bit old fashioned but that are still on the menu of every classic bar around the globe. Another classic cocktail that is mixed with just two ingredients is the Rusty Nail, Whiskey and Drambuie liqueur in that case.
- B and B stands for Brandy and Bénédictine. This second ingredient, the Bénédictine liqueur, is an aromatic liqueur from France dating back all the way to 1863. But the recipe of the mixture is much older and dates back to Benedictine monasteries. And this is why on the Bénédictine you will find the letters DOM which translates into Deo Optimo Maximo which is Latin and means “to God, the best and the greatest”. In any case, the Bénédictine liqueur contains honey and brings the sweetness to this lovely, after-dinner cocktail.
- Find more even more tips and interesting facts in the bartenders guide.