1 2⁄3 oz Applejack
2 t Cassis
2⁄3 oz Lime juice
2⁄3 oz Simple syrup
2 ds Absinthe

Shake and strain


From an old cocktail book discovered by the Milk & Honey people.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Jacques Straub
Is of
unknown authenticity

Told to me by a bartender at Milk & Honey in London, but may be "Drinks", Jacuqes Straub, pg. 18

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  • We made it with half the simple syrup. It was plenty sweet that way. — ★★★★
  • ☆☆☆☆ as written here; ☆☆☆ for the 1914 original which is (a) super tart and (b) tiny! Very different dinks! — ★★★★
  • Opens up really nice and brightly, maybe tad too sweet.The brandy and cassis play nicely together with a touch of the absinthe riding along the top, just there.The lime shines through in the mid.Fr said touch too sweet — ★★★★
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I'm thinking this might be the Aviation Cocktail in Jacques Straub's 1914 "Drinks". If it is, it's 1 1/8 oz Applejack (3/4 jigger), 3/4 lime (1/2 jigger), dash Absinthe, barspoon grenadine... which seems very close to this. If you'd like, I can change the drink, but I'll at least cite the author and book now.