This recipe first appeared with a story on Hudson Valley cocktails: Mixing Drinks with Local Lore.
This gin-based drink is named for Stephen Guion, a tycoon whose Gilded Age fortune was built on ocean liners plying from New York to England. Stephen Guion was a descendant of Louis Guion, one of the first Huguenot settlers in New Rochelle and the founder of Trinity Episcopal Church there. The cocktail was probably developed at the Waldorf-Astoria Bar. Serves 2.
- 3 ounces London Dry Gin
- 3 ounces Carpano Antica vermouth
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
- 2 barspoons of Benedictine
- Gather the gin, vermouth and bitters over cracked ice in a shaker and stir. Serve in a chilled coupe and float the Benedictine on top of the cocktail. Finally, garnish with an orange peel and serve.