2 oz Gin, Plymouth
1 ds Absinthe
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Stir, strain, lemon twist garnish.

Notes

The OP had 2 dashes of orange bitters instead of the absinthe, no lemon twist, an ice ball and olives (see picture). The Savoy calls for 1/3 ea gin, French and Italian vermouth and 4 dashes of absinthe.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Fourth Degree
2011 Kindred Cocktails
Posted by dbs on 3/17/2013
Created by
Robert Vermeire
Year
1922
Is an
authentic recipe
Reference

David Wondrich, "Imbibe!", pg 246 cites Albert Stevens Crockett's "Old Waldorf Bar Days" (1931)

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  • Used a different recipe * 3/4 oz Gin * 3/4 oz sweet vermouth * 3/4 oz dry vermouth * 1tsp of absinthe It was okay, nice finish, but the taste seemed a little conflicted and unbalanced. — ★★
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Comments

Savoy and other sources call for a mix of sweet and dry vermouths in their Fourth Degrees, and in much more vermouth-heavy proportions than these.