Brut

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

A Classic Cocktail

Left Bank Spine Stiffener

3 oz sweet vermouth
1 1/2 oz absinthe or Pernod

Shake with crushed ice. Pour into a straight whiskey glass. Add 1/2 oz lump of cracked ice. Top with 1/4 oz of seltzer.

The Gentleman's Companion, 1946

 

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