Life Sentence

Rye, Bénédictine, Elderflower liqueur, Rhubarb bitters, Bitters, Lemon juice, Orange peel
Shake, strain, serve straight up, granish
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Created byBrian Vollmer, Roast, Detroit, MI
Posted byendless_optimism on 01/08/2011


christina in tacoma's picture

We had a Life Sentence vs. Prosecutor Throwdown; these cocktails are rather similar (Benedictine vs. Yellow Chartreuse; bitters or not; slight differences in Rye: liqueur ratio). In these recipes, the Benedictine and Yellow Chartreuse are pretty interchangeable. While both were good, for us, the slight edge went to the Life Sentence; the bitters made the difference. Used Wild Turkey Rye.

From other users

Nicely balanced, complex but light drink. (3 stars)
Powerful, with strong flavors. 4 dashes of Rhubarb bitters may be 1 or 2 too many with Fee Brother's bitters. May be better with non-overproof rye. Good drink. Alice liked. (4 stars)

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