This classic drink, published in Hugo Ensslin's 1916 book, Recipes for Mixed Drinks has no gin or whiskey. Instead, dry vermouth is the main ingredient.
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About This Recipe
|Yield:||makes 1 cocktail|
|Active time:||2 minutes|
|Total time:||2 minutes|
|Special equipment:||Mixing glass, barspoon, strainer, citrus peeler|
|This recipe appears in:||Classic Drinks: The Chrysanthemum|
- 2 ounces dry vermouth
- 1 ounce Benedictine
- 1/4 ounce absinthe
- Garnish: orange twist
Fill a mixing glass 2/3 full with ice. Add dry vermouth, Benedictine, and absinthe. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist and serve.