The Cornell Special

benedictine May 9, 2019


It's soon empty, our bottle of Porter's Gin. The second last drink we're using it in had to be a classic. And it works brilliantly in this recipe adapted from Harry Craddock.⁣

Benedictine is an interesting herbal liqueur, and it works really well in gin cocktails. The Cornell Special is a good example of that, especially as it is an equal part recipe so no ingredient overpowers the other.⁣

We've always liked sour cocktails a little bit extra, and with a full fluid ounce, only balanced by the sweetness from the Benedictine, this is certainly a cocktail for us.⁣

The Cornell Special

Recipe by Harry Craddock


1 oz gin⁣
1 oz Benedictine⁣
1 oz lemon juice⁣
1 oz club soda⁣


Shake alla ingredients except the club soda with fresh ice. Double strain into a coupe and top up with the club soda.⁣