Improved Holland Gin Cocktail

2 oz Genever, Bols (or other premium brand)
12 t Maraschino Liqueur
1 t Rich simple syrup 2:1
2 ds Bitters, Angostura (or similar)
1 ds Absinthe
1 twst Lemon peel (expressed, as garnish)
Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, express oil and drop into drink
Sub orange liqueur for maraschino and absinthe and you have the simpler fancy cocktail. David Wondrich seems to favor Fee Whiskey Barrel Aged bitters.
An evolution of the original cock-tail of spirit, sugar, bitters, and ice.
From other users
  • A little too sweet for me. Even at the stingiest dash the absinthe is quite prominent. — ☆☆☆
  • 5/6/18 2 genever, 1/4 maraschino, 2 d ango, 1tsp ss, 1/2 tsp absinthe, should've been 1/4 tsp abs — ☆☆☆
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Corrected recipe from fancy

Corrected recipe from fancy (orange liqueur) to improved (maraschino and absinthe). Added references, improved details.