Chrysanthemum

[Photograph: Nick Caruana]

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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Chrysanthemum

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

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce Benedictine
  • 1/4 ounce absinthe
  • Garnish: orange twist

Procedures

  1. 1

    Fill a mixing glass 2/3 full with ice. Add dry vermouth, Benedictine, and absinthe. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

  2. 2

    Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist and serve.

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