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Honeymoon Cocktail

This classic drink is a mix of apple brandy, Benedictine (an herb-and-spice-based spirit originally made by monks), and lemon juice; it's shaken over ice and served in martini glasses.

  • Yield: Makes 4 cocktails

Photography: Annie Schlechter

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2003


  • 2 pieces of fruit leather, for garnish (flat, not rolled)
  • 3 ounces apple brandy
  • 3 ounces Benedictine
  • 2 1/2 ounces lemon juice, or more to taste


  1. Prepare garnishes: Cut rounds from fruit leather with a 1 3/4-inch diameter canape or cookie cutter, then use the same cutter to cut a crescent from the edge. Make a small slit, on a slant, in the center of the inside curve.
  2. Prepare drinks: Combine the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and fill with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain and serve immediately in chilled glasses. Slide the fruit-leather crescents onto the rims of the glasses.

Cook's Notes

This cocktail is also delicious served on the rocks. Garnish with thin slices of apple instead of fruit-leather crescents, if you like.

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