Classic Cocktails

Balaklava Special No. II

1 1/2 oz kümmel
3/4 oz absinthe
3/4 oz cognac
3/4 oz kirsch
1 bar spoons orgeat
2 bar spoons cream

Shake with ice. Serve into a cocktail glass.

The Gentleman's Companion, 1946

A Classic Cocktail

Absinthe Cocktail (1888)

Fill with ice.

1 bar spoons gomme syrup*
1 dash Boker's bitters
1 dash anisette
1 oz water or seltzer
3 oz absinthe

Shake. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Serve.

* Syrop Gomme, or simple syrup. 

New & Improved Illustrated Bartender's Manual, 1888