Andy Stott - ‘Luxury Problems’ + Guion
Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces gin, 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth, dash of orange bitters, 1 bar spoon of Benedictine (float)
Mixing Instructions: Stir everything (except Benedictine) together with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and float the Benedictine on top.
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