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Obituary Cocktail


Obituary Cocktail

Obituary Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
As the name indicates the Obituary Cocktail is not a tame drink. It's the concentration of absinthe (which equals dry vermouth here) that is likely the source of the warning. That aside, it is a stellar drink that retains the opalescence of the traditional absinthe drink and one that I encourage anyone rediscovering absinthe to try. If you like any of the absinthe substitutes will do here and had been the liqueurs of choice during the green fairy's ban.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce absinthe or substitute


  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with cracked ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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