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.
- 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.