Poet's Dream

Main Spirit Gin
Difficulty Easy
Technique Stirred

Appearing originally in Esquire’s Handbook For Hosts (1949 edition), the Poet’s Dream is very much a dream of a cocktail. With Gin, Benedictine, Dry Vermouth & Orange Bitters, this drink has a wonderfully subtle honeyed and herbal flavour.


  • 1 oz. 30ml Gin
  • 0.5 oz. 15ml Benedictine
  • 1 oz. 30ml Vermouth, Dry
  • 2 dash 2 dash Orange Bitters
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Stir all ingredients in an ice-filled mixer glass then strain into a chilled cocktail glass


Orange twists

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