An all-time classic cocktail, the Dorflinger delivers the perfect amount of sweetness and spice. One of those drinks that you would never expect to have such an interesting, unique, and complex flavor from just three ingredients. The best part about this recipe is that Plymouth Gin and absinthe make for two equally bold ingredients that actually come together beautifully. With its full-bodied flavor and fruit-like botanical notes, this gin is full-flavored and sweet to the palate. With the addition of the anise flavor of absinthe and an orange bitters finish, you’re left with an old-school cocktail at its best. This cocktail was created before Prohibition. A popular glassmaker named Christian Dorflinger is most likely the name of this glass. Dorflinger was a glass maker from White Mills, Pennsylvania who specialized in fine glassware during the “brilliant period” including-rather appropriately-drink containers.
Although it is one of the few cocktails to use Plymouth Gin, the Dorflinger isn’t the only classic cocktail that plays up the pairing of gin and absinthe. In a number of timeless recipes the two ingredients appear and, most often, absinthe’s strong flavor is employed to compliment a less dominant flavor. The Corpse Reviver No. 2: The classic corpse reviver is dressed up with a dash of absinthe in its gin variation. The following cocktail recipe is one that every cocktail connoisseur should try at least once. Pearl: The French language is my favorite. In this unique creation made with Plymouth Gin and Absinthe, the two spirits are combined once again. The combination is enhanced with fresh mint and lime, as well as rock candy syrup. Despite the drink’s unusual name, Monkey Gland has a compelling story, so don’t let it deter you from trying it. A cocktail glass is rinsed with absinthe, leaving only its essence behind to enhance the taste of gin, orange juice, and grenadine. The drink is equally delicious.