3/4 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/4 oz Becherovka
1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
6 drop Pernod Absinthe
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass; garnish with a lemon twist.
Early last week, we stopped into Eastern Standard for a drink. Bartender Josh Taylor wanted to make me the Elixir Alpestre, the cocktail that Bobby McCoy won the St. Germain Can-Can Classic with last month. Unfortunately, Josh could not locate one of the ingredients, the Becherovka liqueur, at the bar or in the stockroom; it was probably rotated off until autumn when Easter Standard favorites like the Metamorphosis return. Therefore, we made the drink at home last Thursday.