Chrysanthemum Recipe

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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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Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

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

Directions

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

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

Special equipment

Mixing glass, barspoon, strainer, citrus peeler

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