Witches' Kisses Cocktail Recipe

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Witches' Kisses Cocktail Recipe
Witches' Kisses Cocktail at PDT
Photo courtesy of Arthur Bovino

Witches' Kisses Cocktail at PDT

Jim’s Tequila-based ode to George Kappeler’s Widow’s Kiss relies on saffron-hued Strega (Italian for witch) in place of Yellow Chartreuse and cinnamon-spiced apple butter instead of Bénédictine. Think of the lemon juice as the broom the husband failed to specify in the widow’s will.

Adapted from PDT's Jim Meehan

Deliver Ingredients


  • Glass: chilled coupe
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Cinnamon-Infused Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Strega
  • 1 teaspoon of Red Jacket Orchard Apple Butter
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all remaining ingredients except for garnish and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lemon twist.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.