This three ingredient cocktail is as elegant as it is simple. It allows vermouth, which normally plays a supporting role, to take center stage. A wonder low ABV option that dates back more than 100 years.
Ingredients2 ounces dry vermouth (we favor Dolin Dry)
1 ounce Bénédictine
Absinthe, to rinse
Rinse the inside of a chilled coupe with absinthe, and set aside. Add Vermouth and Bénédictine to a mixing glass with ice, and stir. Strain into the chilled coupe, garnish with an orange twice, or if you're feeling fancy, something like what you see here.
Note: The classic spec calls for 3 dashes of absinthe added to the mixing glass, but we find that can be quite overpowering, so opt for a rinse instead. If you simply adore absinthe, try increasing to taste