This is the perfect cocktail for those who are more comfortable drinking vodka than other spirits. The Gypsy has both an approachability and a complexity that I found very surprising. I suggest trying this one for yourself and using it to ease friends into the world of cocktails.
This cocktail is featured in Paul Clarke’s excellent cocktail recipe/history book, The Cocktail Chronicles: Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger, Shaker & Glass.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce Bénédictine
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Combine ingredients in mixing glass filled with ice.
- Stir until chilled and strain into chilled coupe glass.
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