Honeymoon Cocktail Recipe

Alice Gao

PDT's Jim Meehan is an avid collector of historical cocktail books, and offers a guide to which books are worth buying on Ebay in the back of The PDT Cocktail Book. This classic drink appeared in Hugo Ensslin's 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks, which Meehan calls "one of the last great cocktail books (self) published before Prohibition."

The Honeymoon Cocktail is essentially an apple brandy sour, boozy and sultry but balanced with fresh acidity.

Recipe Facts

Active: 3 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 2 ounces Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy

  • 1/2 ounce Marie Brizard Orange Curaçao

  • 1/2 ounce Bénédictine

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add apple brandy, curacao, Benedictine, and lemon juice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker and strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
232 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 232
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 83mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)