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

Absinthe Cocktail (1888)

Fill with ice.

Add:
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
 

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