2 oz Gin
1 oz Absinthe
1 ds Orange bitters
Shake/stir, up.
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  • Made to spec and was seriously absinthey. But with a good absinthe that's okay. — ☆☆☆
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What an odd name for a

What an odd name for a cocktail. It turns out that "Dor" is Gaelic for turd. So there you have it: Turd flinger!

On a more serious note, I considered the ratios of the ingredients, and decided to be cautious about how much Absinthe to use. I chose St George's Terroir Gin, knowing it could stand up to the absinthe. For the absinthe, I picked St George's Absinthe Verte (by the way, St George's products are outstanding).

I poured 2 oz gin, but only 1/4 oz Absinthe. The gin came through, as did the Absinthe (but lightly so). I added 1/8 oz, and perfecto! I then added two dashes of Fee Bros' gin-barrel aged Orange Bitters (a relatively new product). Not enough, so I added two more dashes. Better, but it needed a sharper citrus taste. I used an orange twist; not enough (maybe flame it next time), and then used a lemon twist. Home at last!

The final recipe I suggest for 'Dorflinger' is: 2 oz of gin, 3/8 oz absinthe, 4 dashes orange bitters (might consider lemon bitters), one orange twist, and one lemon twist. I rated the cocktail between 3.0 and 3.5. Worth making and drinking. Some, however, may prefer a lighter hand on the Absinthe, use only 1/4 oz. Personally, I caution against using more than 1/2 oz absinthe; all of the other tastes will be swallowed up.

Needless to say, I will be tinkering with this libation over the next several weeks (e.g., I will try a softer gin, such as Tanqueray Ten). Meanwhile, drink and enjoy, but drink responsibly.

Note: Considering that I totally revamped the "Dorflinger" recipe, from top to bottom, I have named my version of "Dorflinger," as "Dorflinger Revisited.