Dorothy Parker

“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
V 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.