A pre-Prohibition cocktail with a kick, the Frisco turns two ingredients into classic cocktail-lounge glamour. Bénédictine D.O.M., an ancient herbal liqueur originally made by monks and infused with a long, secret formula of aromatics, tempers rye whiskey with just the right amount of sweetness and mystery. The lemon-peel garnish adds a subtle blast of freshness. If you add a squeeze of lemon juice, too, this becomes a Frisco Sour (bourbon, rather than rye, might be the better liquor option in that case, since bourbon registers on the palate as slightly sweeter).
- Yield: 1 drink
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: Under 5 mins
- Active: Under 5 mins
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- 1/2 ounce Bénédictine D.O.M. liqueur
- Lemon peel, for garnishing
- Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add the rye and Bénédictine and shake vigorously until the shaker’s frosted and its contents are well chilled, about 20 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass, garnish with a strip of lemon peel, and serve.