Explorer's Dream

My exotic take on the Poet's Dream using elements from various parts of the world. Like the explorer's life back in those centuries, this one is rough but rewarding.
34 oz Batavia Arrack
34 oz Mezcal
1 oz Dry vermouth
12 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.
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