Around the beginning of the twentieth century, America invented the ultimate cocktail: the martini. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop made a special version with an added splash of absinthe and called it the Obituary Cocktail.
4 jiggers dry gin
1/2 jigger dry vermouth
1/2 jigger Pernod (a legal absinthe substitute)
Chill in a shaker and strain.
Adapted from Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans, by Kerri McCaffety.
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