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.”
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.