Thank heaven it’s Friday! And the best part about Friday? Time for cocktails!


This week we have Gypsy from the much loved 2-in-1 International Recipe Card Collection from 1977.

Author: 2-in-1 International Recipe Card Collection, 1977
  • 1 jigger vodka
  • 1/2 jigger Benedictine
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. Shake well with ice and strain over rocks into chilled Old Fashioned glass: garnish with orange slice.



And we got to break out the secret herbs and spices of Benedictine again this week!


As a side note, I actually had fun jamming a slice of orange in this one. Normally I have to painstakingly arrange the fruit slice on the edge of the glass, but this one was simple and fast. I might have to do that more in the future. Especially if a certain baby demands to be held during picture time.

Tom TastesIMG_3176



“Really? I thought you liked Benedictine?”

“It doesn’t really go that well with the vodka.”

The Verdict: Meh.

From The Tasting Notes:

The vodka and Benedictine didn’t really play off each other in this drink as much as in previous drinks. It ended up tasting a little bland, which was a shame.