“In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.
But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.”
― Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker
By Dale DeGroff
1.5 oz (45ml) Dorothy Parker Gin
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup / honey syrup blend (simple is 1 to 1 ratio and honey is 2 honey to 1 water)
2 good dashes Dale DeGroff's Pimento Bitters
ery thin lemon wheel garnish.
A float or a couple spritzes if you have a mister of Nouvelle-Orlean Absinthe Superieure
Preparation: Shake the first four ingredients well with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Add the Absinthe on top. Slide the thin wheel of lemon between the ice cubes and the side of the glass so it makes a nice show as you pick up the glass to drink.