Depending on whose interpretation you choose to believe “bawn” is a derivative from the Irish “cailin ban” meaning darling girl or sweetheart. On the other hand, sure and the Cockney version is not fit for publishing on a PG site! Let’s stick with the sweet lass since that best describes this delightful concoction.
Colleen Bawn Cocktail
1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
1 1/2 ounces Yellow Chartreuse liqueur
1 1/2 ounces Benedictine liqueur
1 teaspoon simple syrup
Cinnamon for garnish
Nutmeg for garnish
Beat (or dry shake) the egg and syrup in a mixing glass.
Add the other ingredients and ice.
Shake vigorously to ensure the egg is properly mixed.
Strain into two, well-chilled cocktail glasses.
Dust with grated nutmeg and cinnamon.