"They had a gay old time while it lasted. Healthy too chanting, regular hours, then brew liqueurs. Benedictine." (U5.406)

Bénédictine is a liqueur initially concocted in the 16c. by Dom Bernardo Vincelli, a Venetian monk, at the abbaye of Fécamp (Normandy, France). The elixir uses 27 plants & spices from all over the world (lemon, cardamom, nutmeg, saffron, coriander, aloe, cinnamon, mace, hyssop, vanilla, arnica, sandalwood &c).