Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Suitable Accompaniment to Knitting

Today’s blog post is a little different. I was inspired by what Wannietta wrote today as well as something my hubby recently brought home. It’s called Bénédictine. It’s a sweet cognac-based liqueur flavored with various aromatics. It was first made to a recipe dating to 1510, originally to combat malaria, at Fécamp Abbey in France. It was supposedly rediscovered by one of the monastery's lawyers and went into commercial production. Ingredients in the secret recipe include juniper, myrrh, angelica, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, tea, fruit peels, herbs and honey. You can really taste the spices that went into it. It's so smooth and goes down so easy; that’s what makes it downright dangerous. The alcohol content is 40%. Definitely something you want to have as a once in a while treat and reserve for special occasions. Works well in coffee too when you just want to celebrate a little quiet time to yourself.

3 comments:

Wannietta said...

MMMMMM - Vanilla!!
What's with the monks & alcohol anyway? Frangelico is one of my favourite sippy drinks.

lara griffiths said...

ahhh a true fellow knitter who appreciates the importance of unwinding.

sounds very tasty...

Fran said...

Ha ha! I was glad to see you were a woman after my own heart - I love wine and cheese, too!