Stir without ice to dissolve acid, and then stir with ice, strain, and serve up. Twist and discard.
"Improved" refers to the presence of absinthe and Maraschino, and is not meant to suggest that the recipe is an improvement on Zachary Pearson's original. The almond and marzipan notes of the Maraschino combined with the perfume of the absinthe and the almond extract recall the orgeat, while citric acid and lemon oil stand for the original's citrus. The Demerara rum gives vanilla notes and deepens the complexity.