Bénédictine is a herbal liqueur produced in France. Flavored with twenty-seven flowers, berries, herbs, roots, and spices, it was developed in the 19th century and marketed as having been derived from an original recipe of Benedictine monks in Normandy.
Unlike other herbal liqueurs, Bénédictine is not medicinal in flavor. Instead, it has the flavor of sweet honey accented with holiday spices, stone fruits, and an herbal nuance. Imagine brandy mixed with gin and sweetened with honey and you’ll have a close idea of the intriguing taste of Bénédictine.