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


2 oz cognac
1 oz ginger liqueur (Domaine de Canton)
1 oz Mavrodaphne (Achaia-Clauss)
2 or 3 dashes absinthe

Stir and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Gwydion Stone, 2008