3⁄4 oz Batavia Arrack
3⁄4 oz Mezcal
1⁄2 oz Bénédictine
1 ds Absinthe (I utilized 20 drops St. George)
1 twst Lemon peel

Stir with ice, strain into a punch cup, and garnish with a lemon twist.


Smoke and funk accented by chocolate, mint, and anise flavors.


I had recently tried the Dead Poet from Imbibe Magazine and kept thinking about the Poet's Dream. I honed in on Batavia Arrack for some reason that night; mezcal and Batavia Arrack have worked well in drinks like the Smoking Jet Pilot, Airbag, and Esmino's Escape, so things progressed in that route.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Explorer's Dream
Posted by yarm on 11/01/2019
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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(11 ratings)
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  • Nice blend of Batavia Arrack and mezcal (Vida); used Dolin dry vermouth (slightly less than 1 oz). Rate 4.5
  • Dawn says "like a library, a dusty shelf." Savory and herbal elements. Sprayed absinthe in the mix then final spray on presentation. — ★★★★
  • Special and complex and I love it — ★★★★★
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