Classic Cocktails

Absinthe Phosphate

2 dashes acid phosphate
1 1/2 oz absinthe
1 oz sweet vermouth, to taste

Build in a shaved ice-filled glass.

The Gentleman's Companion, 1946

A Classic Cocktail


2 dashes orange bitters
1/2 jigger of French vermouth
1/2 jigger of Calisaya
1 dash absinthe

Stir in iced mixing glass and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

"An extremely 'dry' cocktail. 'Brut' (French) means 'raw.'  Many customers pronounced it 'Brute,' and so thought it."

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book