Ballantine

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

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

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book

 

A Classic Cocktail

Remember the Maine

1 1/2 oz rye whisky
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
2 bar spoons cherry brandy liqueur
1 bar spoons absinthe or Pernod

Stir with ice. Strain into a Champagne saucer. Garnish with a lime or lemon twist.

The Gentleman's Companion, 1946

 

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