1/3 Swedish Punsch (3/4 oz Kronan)
1/3 Rum (3/4 oz Plantation Barbados)
2 dash Absinthe (1/8 oz St. George)
1 dash Bitters (1 dash Angostura)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
On Saturday a week and half ago, I spied the Murderer's Cocktail from Harry McElhone's Barflies and Cocktails. The book provided a bit of history of how the recipe was created by Robert Coates, a detective novelist who wrote the Dada-esque The Eater of Darkness. The recipe provides the warning that "Exits should be plainly marked and fire-extinguishers provided at all times when this cocktail is served"; however, the recipe is not as boozy as some of the drinks in the collection and perhaps was an allusion to some of Coates' plot twists.