Poet's Dream
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Poet's Dream
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.4 / 5
The Poet's Dream cocktail is a sophisticated blend of white vermouth, DOM Benedictine, and dry gin, served in a classic cocktail glass. This elegant concoction is known for its refined ... more The Poet's Dream cocktail is a sophisticated blend of white vermouth, DOM Benedictine, and dry gin, served in a classic cocktail glass. This elegant concoction is known for its refined flavor profile, offering a harmonious balance of herbal, sweet, and dry notes, making it a favorite among those who appreciate the artistry in cocktail crafting. The inclusion of DOM Benedictine, a herbal liqueur with a storied history, adds a layer of complexity and depth, inviting drinkers on a sensory journey evocative of poetic inspiration. Ideal for savoring during quiet moments of contemplation, the Poet's Dream is a testament to the timeless appeal of well-crafted cocktails.
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White vermouth
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30.95% | 1.89 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Poet's Dream is a masterclass in flavor harmony, where the herbaceous kick of DOM Benedictine beautifully melds with the dry, crisp notes of white vermouth and gin. This sophisticated cocktail offers a tantalizing balance, making it an exquisite choice for those seeking a quiet, contemplative sip. The ingredients cooperate to heighten each other’s strengths, backed by an intriguing historical allure that captures the essence of drink as an art form.

Method
How to make a Poet's Dream

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining all of the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice, ensuring a thorough integration by stirring for about 10-15 seconds
After you've stirred the mixture, carefully strain it into a glass that has been pre-chilled, to preserve the coldness and enhance the drink's flavor

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Poet's Dream cocktail?

The Poet's Dream cocktail has its origins in the early 20th century, during a time when gin-based cocktails were gaining popularity in America. Its exact origin is somewhat obscure, but it is considered a classic cocktail that reflects the creativity and sophistication of the Prohibition era.

FAQ

How should the ingredients of a Poet's Dream be combined?

Although the provided information mentions that the Poet's Dream cocktail is neither shaken nor stirred, the traditional method involves stirring the ingredients with ice until well chilled. This is typically done in a mixing glass. Once chilled, the mixture is then strained into a cocktail glass to serve.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Poet's Dream?

Given the distinct flavors of the Poet's Dream cocktail, substituting ingredients could significantly change its character. However, for flexibility, you might experiment with different brands of white vermouth or dry gin. Substituting DOM Benedictine might be more challenging due to its unique flavor profile, but swapping it for another herbal liqueur could offer an interesting twist.

FAQ

What makes the Poet's Dream cocktail unique?

The uniqueness of the Poet's Dream cocktail lies in its balance of botanical flavors from the dry gin, the herbal sweetness of the DOM Benedictine, and the slight bitterness of the white vermouth. This combination creates a sophisticated, nuanced drink that distinguishes it from more straightforward cocktails.

GARNISHING_TIPS

Is there a recommended garnish for the Poet's Dream?

The Poet's Dream cocktail traditionally does not come with a garnish, emphasizing its elegant simplicity. However, some bartenders add a lemon twist or an olive for an extra dimension of flavor or visual appeal. A lemon twist can add a hint of citrus aroma, complementing the botanical notes of the cocktail.

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