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).
Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a small, chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
- Poet’s Dream Cocktail from The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess