After drinking it, I would say it's not so much spooky as sweeeeeet. I shouldn't have been surprised: apple brandy and Benedictine and Chartreuse. Wow. We tossed in a few extra dashes of bitters and that tempered the sweetness. (Does that make it a Bitter Widow's Kiss?)
I can't say it's going to go into regular rotation, but every now and then I think the good widow may make an appearance.
The Widow's Kiss
In an iced mixing glass, combine:
- 1 1/2 oz Calvados
- 3/4 oz Benedictine
- 3/4 oz yellow Chartreuse
- 2-5 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir until super cold and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.