This is one I haven't seen before, and according to the contributor was Rat Pack member Peter Lawford's drink of choice -- if Vegas bartenders didn't already know to make it for him, he'd talk them through it. Thanks to Chris Viljoen for sending it in.

1-1/2 ounces gin.
1 ounce Cointreau.
1/4 teaspoon of Ricard, Pernod or Herbsaint.

Pour the Ricard (or Pernod or Herbsaint) into a chilled cocktail glass and swirl to coat the inside of the glass; shake out the excess. Place the rest of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice, shake and serve straight up in the coated glass, garnished with a long, curly twist of orange peel.

I love the backstory of this drink, but I have yet to see it confirmed anywhere. Granted, I've only done some Googling, and don't really know too much about the inner quirks and mannerisms of the Rat Pack. If anyone else has heard of this drink, I'd love to hear about it.


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