Dorflinger Cocktail

The Dorflinger is a truly classic cocktail. It's one of those drinks that has a fascinating, unique, and complex flavor that you wouldn't expect from just three ingredients.

The beauty of this recipe is that Plymouth Gin and absinthe are two equally bold ingredients that actually work wonderfully together. The gin is full-bodied and has hints of fruit within the botanical notes. When paired with the strong anise flavor of absinthe and the final accent of orange bitters, you're left with an intriguing taste of old-school cocktails at their best.

This cocktail got its start in the days before Prohibition. It was most likely named after the famed glass maker, Christian Dorflinger. Dorflinger was from White Mills, Pennsylvania, and known for crafting fine glassware during the "brilliant period" including—rather fittingly—drink containers.


  • 2 ounces Plymouth Gin
  • 1 ounce absinthe
  • 1 to 2 dashes orange bitters