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.”
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.
Originally featured in New Year's Cocktails