1 1⁄4 oz Gin
1 1⁄4 oz Fino sherry (Or Manzanilla)
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1⁄4 oz Apricot liqueur
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


I was inspired to riff on the Poet's Dream after thinking about how well Benedictine and apricot go together. Besides adding apricot liqueur to the classic, I swapped the dry vermouth for a dry sherry. For a name, I kept the poet theme and dubbed this one Not Even the Rain after a line from an ee cummings poem.

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FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 10/04/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville, MA
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I'm imagining your floral garnish as a small hand.