Spiritsby Alphonse Mucha
Mucha Nouveau Benedictine Liqueur Poster
Benedictine shows two girls pressing flowers amid book leaves, to remind us of the herbs that go into the making of the liqueur.Benedictine shows two girls pressing flowers amid book leaves, to remind us of the herbs that go into the making of the liqueur; the bottom part of the poster has a panorama of the Fecamp Abbey where the drink originated.(it was) around 1510, (that) one of the monks.prepared a liqueur using local wine and native herbs found in the nearby woods, together with a few imported ingredients including Muscat, ginger, clove and cardamom. Called Benedictine, the potion and its composition remained a secret with the monks for three centuries; finally, in 1863, an enterprising Fecamp merchant obtained the formula and began to make the drink commerciallyE?E?always carefully maintaining the image of being associated with the monastery. (Wine Spectator, 70).