(Beware the) Pink Slip

1 oz Ginger liqueur, Domaine de Canton
1 oz Gin, Death's Door
34 oz Dry vermouth, Ransom
14 t Honey
1 rinse Absinthe Rouge, Amerique 1912
2 wdg Lime
Instructions
Add liquors and honey to a cocktail shaker and dry shake to incorporate the honey. Add ice and shake till cold. Rinse a chilled martini glass with absinthe, and then strain the contents of the shaker into the glass. Squeeze out the juice of 1 lime wedge and discard, and drop in a fresh wedge
Notes
Amerique 1912 Absinthe Rouge is infused with hibiscus giving it a red color and a unique floral taste. The Beverage Testing Institute rated it at 95- Exceptional (the highest score BTI has ever awarded an absinthe)
History
I was looking for an interesting Absinthe rinse cocktail when I came across "The Promissory Note" from Daniel Hiatt at The Alembic Bar in SF. But, I really prefer the additional herbal element gin unites with absinthe, and I wanted a dry vermouth that had a similar botanical build--which Ransom does
2011 Kindred Cocktails
From other users
  • Made this with more generic absinthe and vermouth, but still quite nice. Perfect balance and the Domain de Canton prevents the absinthe from overpowering the drink. — ☆☆☆☆☆
Similar cocktails
  • Zanadu — Gin, Dry vermouth, Campari, Elderflower liqueur, Honey syrup
  • Spice Trade (Ran Duan) — Genever, Guatemalan rum, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Bonal Gentiane Quina, Bitters, Orange peel
  • The Onset — Genever, Bianco Vermouth, Gran Classico, Grapefruit peel
  • Boston Apothecary 3 — Sweet vermouth, Amontillado Sherry, Old Tom Gin, Kirschwasser
  • Minnehaha Cocktail — Gin, Sweet vermouth, Dry vermouth, Pastis, Orange juice
  • Martini Sour — Gin, Dry vermouth, Tartaric acid powder, Wine tannin, Simple syrup, Lemon peel
  • The Naughty Sundress — Old Tom Gin, Manzanilla sherry, Elderflower liqueur, Basil eau de vie, Peach bitters, Lemon peel
  • Walking Spanish — Genever, Amontillado Sherry, Elderflower liqueur, Cardamaro, Orange peel
  • Too Much Too Little Too Late — Gin, Aromatized wine, Apricot liqueur, Orange bitters, Gran Classico
  • Bijou Bohème — Gin, Dry vermouth, Herbal liqueur, Elderflower liqueur, Orange bitters, Brandied cherry