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.