3/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 dash St. George Absinthe
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
For the final Yacht Rock Sunday at Loyal Nine a week and a half ago, I wondered if I could riff on the classic Chrysanthemum by replacing the dry vermouth with a dry Madeira. In wanting to add another touch to complement the switch, I considered Maraschino liqueur which works rather well with Madeira; moreover, it would work well with the absinthe to bring about a Jerry Thomas-era Improved Cocktail feel. Instead of taking a flower naming convention with a Chrysanthemum riff like the Calla Lily, I went to the Yacht Rock Sunday playlist and chose the Undercover Angel.