Chrysanthemum Recipe

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.

Recipe Facts

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

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


  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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