Earthquake Cocktail

1/3 gin
1/3 whisky
1/3 absinthe

Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass.

Ed. Note: So called because if there should happen to be an earthquake when you are drinking it, it won't matter. This is a cocktail whose potency is not to be taken too lightly or for that matter, too frequently! 

Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

A Classic Cocktail

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