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Green Deacon

Jim says this is based on the Rosy Deacon, a classic cocktail from the Stan Jones’ Complete Bar Guide. Upon sampling it, a friend suggested he “round it out” which is when the absinthe came in. As he puts it, “The Green Fairy did the rest.”

For 1 cocktail

1 ounce grapefruit juice

1½ ounces Plymouth gin

¾ ounce Plymouth sloe gin

a splash of St. George Absinthe

Shake the grapefruit juice and the gins together in a shaker with plenty of ice. Strain into a coupe glass that’s been rinsed with the absinthe.