3⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
1⁄2 oz Suze
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Anise syrup (Monin)
1⁄4 oz Absinthe

Shake well with ice and strain into a Nick & Nora glass.


The name comes from its similarity to a pastille that works as a sore throat remedy although “death row sour” was a close second.

I believe that this is my authentic recipe but I note that there is some similarity to Pangolindo’s take on the Industry sour (aka “Barlone try”).

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