Dead Poet

benedictine Dec 15, 2019

In today's cocktail we are using clear ice spheres, made by ourselves with a system we bought in Japan. The recipe doesn't specifically say to serve the drink over ice, but as these coupes are rather large we needed the ice as a filler. Also, those of you following the cocktail brainchild Morten over at are probably familiar with his #cubesincoupes movement, encouraging us to use ice also in cocktails served in coupes.⁠

And these spheres really help to keep the Dead Poet ice cold. It is a drink you want to sip on for a while so it's only beneficial with the cooling spheres. Also, the clearer the ice the slower it melts, so these giant balls shouldn't dilute the cocktail too much.⁠

A few words about the actual drink as well - because we really enjoyed it. The mix of tequila, mezcal and two liqueurs is quite irresistible and the golden colour makes it look really eye-catching.

Dead Poet

Recipe by Keegan McGregor


1 oz blanco tequila⁠
1 oz dry vermouth⁠
0,5 oz mezcal⁠
0,5 oz Benedictine liqueur⁠
1 tsp yellow Chartreuse⁠
2 dashes orange bitters


Stir all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into a cold coupe.⁠