The Poet’s Dream is a forgotten classic from the Old Walfdorf-Astoria Bar Book, published in 1935.
The equal-parts measurements couldn’t be easier, and yet each ingredient is perfectly highlighted: the bracing bite of gin, the aromatics of dry vermouth, and the honeyed spice of Bénédictine (a sweet herbal liqueur).
- 1 part Gin
- 1 part Dry vermouth
- 1 part Sweet herbal liqueur
Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a small, chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Get the App
The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It's the best $3.99 you'll ever spend on a drink.
- Poet’s Dream Cocktail from The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess