1 Dash Absinthe
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
1 1/2 oz Dry Gin
1 1/2 oz Caperitif
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Add a Cherry.
Now here is the version as published in the Mr. Boston Guide:
0.5oz dry vermouth
2 dashes angostura bitters
Garnish: maraschino cherry
Stir with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Add cherry.
These really are two entirely different cocktails, even though they are both Martini variations. Sadly, the original ingredient called Caperitif is no longer made. It was a South African wine-based quinquina, similar to today’s Lillet Blanc. Although it may make a comeback someday. We’re seeing a lot of long forgotten vermouths back on the shelves these days.