Dorflinger Cocktail Recipe

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Dorflinger Cocktail Recipe

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.

It’s combinations

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.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Dorflinger Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Dorflinger Cocktail Recipe is 214 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Dorflinger Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Shaker for mixing cocktails


  • Martini Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • The drinks are made with 2 ounces Plymouth Gin,
  • 1 ounce absinthe
  • 1 to 2 dashes of orange bitters, to taste.

Steps to Make It

  • Make sure the ingredients are ready.
  • The gin and absinthe should be poured into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Make sure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • The cocktail should be served in a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Adding an extra dash or two of orange bitters will enhance the flavors. Serve and enjoy.

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5 (1437 votes)