NEWS : Treat mum to this delicious Mombassa cocktail this Mothers Day

Show mum some appreciation for all her hard work this Sunday with a deliciously sweet strawberry cocktail from Benedictine.

Bénédictine is a herbal liqueur beverage developed by Alexandre Le Grand in the 19th century and produced in France. Every bottle of Bénédictine has the initials D.O.M. on the label, which stands for “Deo Optimo Maximo” (“To God, most good, most great”).

The making of Bénédictine® is a slow process and requires all the skill and know-how of the Master Distiller. It’s a very slow preparation and the mixtures of plants and spices go on to make four separate secret preparations. These initial stages produce four alcoholates, also known as “Esprits”. These 4 Esprits are blended together and rested for eight months in a large oak barrel.

The final blend is with honey and an infusion of precious saffron which contributes to creating the saffron and amber hue that is so particular to Bénédictine®. The final blend is then aged in large oak barrels for four months to allow for the perfect balance of ingredients and the alchemy to complete. After 12 months Benédictine is born.

The BÉNÉDICTINE Mombassa combines the bittersweet taste of strawberries, gin and BÉNÉ, topped with lemon juice and Rose Monin syrup, and topped off with prosecco for a bit of extra sweetness. It’s simple to prepare at home and makes the perfect drink for brunch with mum.

Ingredients

25ml Gin, 20ml Bene, 20ml Lemon Juice, 30ml Rose Monin Syrup, Whites of 1 Egg, Prosecco (to top) and 2 Strawberries

Method

  1. Mash two fresh strawberries in a cocktail shaker
  2. Add the gin, lemon juice, Rose Monin Syrup and egg white and shake without ice
  3. Add in two ice cubes and shake again
  4. Strain into a chilled champagne coupe or flute 
  5. Top with prosecco or champagne (if you’re feeling extra fancy)

Garnish

To finish the cocktail, we’ve garnished with a decorative flower. Alternatively, you can top it off with strawberries or a lemon twist

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