1 1⁄2 oz Gin (Dry or London Dry)
1⁄2 oz Sloe gin
1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1 rinse Absinthe (Rinse of glass)
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe pre-rinsed with absinthe, and garnish with a lemon twist (or strain into a rocks glass rinsed with absinthe, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.)


I was inspired by the great combination of sloe gin and Cynar that appears in Phil Ward's Lipspin and Colin Shearn's Transatlantic Giant. I created this as a tribute to Mark E. Smith of The Fall right after he passed away, and I named it after their 1983 album.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Perverted by Language
FRY 2018
Posted by yarm on 1/21/2020
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Our Fathers, Allston/Boston, MA
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  • Absinthe rinse loomed large. Intriguing flavor combo underneath that. — ★★★★
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