The Honeymoon Cocktail seems to first appear in Hugo Ensslin’s Recipes for Mixed Drinks (1917), and contains an unusually sweet and fruit-based combination of ingredients, calling for Apple Brandy, lemon juice, curacao, and Benedictine. We take a look at what Benedictine is and how the Honeymoon Cocktail encountered a swapping out of the Apple Brandy for Calvados and more Apple Jack.
We also explore the history of honeymoons, where the term originated, and origin myths surrounding this tradition in relation to marriage.
The recipe is as follows:
- 2 ounces of Calvados
- ½ ounce of Benedictine
- ½ ounce of Curacao
- ½ ounce of lemon juice
Transition music: Cephalopod by Kevin MacLeod
Closing Music: Prague Honeymoon by Meaner Pencil