This Obituary Cocktail is a little unexpected, and a lot satisfying. Basically a killer Martini with a splash of absinthe, this would certainly be a great choice of deathbed drink, but let’s hope you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy many more. Since there are only 3 ingredients and they come together in a flash, you certainly won’t die of thirst. For more tipples with just a trio of components, try Jackson Cannon’s Jack Rose and the Gold Rush too.

And for more wickedly delicious ways to use absinthe, try our Death in the P.M. cocktail recipe, and our Sazerac cocktail recipe.

  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 3 min 
  • Active: 3 min 

Ingredients (4)

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce absinthe
  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Combine all the ingredients except the lemon twist in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe. Express a lemon twist over the drink and drop into the glass.