Camper English, a San Franciscobased writer, developed this adaptation of a classic drink recipe to showcase the use of absinthe. In this case, because absinthe has a very strong flavor, the recipe doesn't call for much. In fact, a large number of cocktails including the Sazerac, Corpse Reviver #2, and even some tiki drinks call for just a rinse of absinthe. It is always poured into the glass, swirled, and then discarded. But still, it adds a layer of complexity to the final cocktail.
The Stinger cocktail is a lesser known, brandy-based drink. Made from just two ingredients, Cognac and crème de menthe (a mint liqueur), this drink is fairly strong when served straight in a cocktail (Two Ingredients Cocktails)
One of the classic American cocktails, the Sazerac is a true New Orleans original. Here's the formula as made by the Sazerac bar at the Fairmont New Orleans. Plan: to drink one of these in New Orleans this summer.