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Chrysanthemum 

Chrysanthemum beverage.

Welcome to our cozy corner, where we love mixing up special drinks for our friends. Today, I want to tell you about a special cocktail that stands out from the rest, the Chrysanthemum. This drink is not just a treat for the eyes but a delightful experience for your taste buds too. It’s a mix of unique ingredients that create a flavor unlike any other. Trust me, once you try it, the Chrysanthemum will become one of your favorites.

Tasting Notes

The Chrysanthemum is a real treat for your senses. It has a floral and slightly sweet taste with a hint of bitterness that balances everything perfectly. You’ll also catch a bit of citrus that makes every sip refreshing. This cocktail has a smooth and sophisticated flavor that makes you feel like you’re enjoying something truly special.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this fancy drink, you don’t need anything too fancy. Just grab a mixing glass for stirring everything together, a strainer to make sure your drink is smooth, and a measuring tool to mix the ingredients just right. For serving, a chilled martini glass makes the Chrysanthemum look as good as it tastes.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz dry vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Benedictine
  • 1/4 oz absinthe
  • Orange twist, for garnish

These ingredients mix together to create magic in a glass!

Instructions

  1. Fill your mixing glass with ice to get it nice and cold.
  2. Pour in the dry vermouth, Benedictine, and absinthe.
  3. Stir everything together gently until it’s well mixed and chilled.
  4. Strain the mix into your chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist of orange for that extra zing.
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Pro Tips

  • Make sure your vermouth is fresh; it really makes a difference in the taste.
  • Chill your glass before serving to keep your drink cool longer.
  • When stirring, do it with love and patience to perfectly blend the flavors.

When to Serve

The Chrysanthemum is perfect for any occasion when you want something special. It’s great for relaxing after a long day or for impressing your friends at a dinner party. This drink has a way of making any moment feel more elegant.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Chrysanthemum, picking the right brands is key. For dry vermouth, Noilly Prat is a great choice. Benedictine is unique, so stick with the original. And for absinthe, Pernod or St. George work wonderfully. These brands help ensure your cocktail tastes amazing.

Similar Cocktails

If you love the Chrysanthemum, here are five similar cocktails to try:

  1. Martini – Classic and sophisticated.
  2. Manhattan – Another elegant choice.
  3. Negroni – For a bit of a bitter twist.
  4. Sazerac – A touch of New Orleans.
  5. Vieux Carré – A bit more complex but just as delightful.

History

The Chrysanthemum has a cool backstory. It first appeared in famous bar guides in the early 20th century. It’s named after the flower because of its delicate and unique taste, just like the beauty of a chrysanthemum. This drink has been making moments special for over a hundred years!

FAQs

Can I make it without absinthe?
While absinthe adds a unique flavor, you can try substituting it with a dash of anise-flavored liquor for a similar vibe.

Is it very strong?
It’s more about the flavor than the strength. The mix of ingredients creates a smooth and enjoyable drink.

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Can I use any other garnish?
Absolutely! While orange twist is classic, feel free to experiment with lemon or even a cherry.

Enjoy mixing and sipping on this timeless cocktail, the Chrysanthemum. It’s a sophisticated drink that’s sure to impress and refresh anyone who tries it. Cheers!

Chrysanthemum beverage.

Chrysanthemum

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Making a Chrysanthemum cocktail is a straightforward process that requires a few essential ingredients and some basic tools.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a Chrysanthemum cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz dry vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Benedictine
  • 1/4 oz absinthe
  • Orange twist, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill your mixing glass with ice to get it nice and cold.
  2. Pour in the dry vermouth, Benedictine, and absinthe.
  3. Stir everything together gently until it's well mixed and chilled.
  4. Strain the mix into your chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist of orange for that extra zing.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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