A gin martini with a splash of absinthe and a lemon twist is the kind of cocktail that skips the third degree and gets right to the point.
- 2 fluid ounces gin
- ½ fluid ounce dry vermouth
- ¼ teaspoon absinthe
- 1 lemon twist
- Put ice in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, vermouth, and absinthe. Shake; strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.