1 oz absinthe
1 oz genepy (or green chartreuse)
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
3-4 dashes orange bitters
5-6 mint leaves
press mint leaves in simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass and cover with ice. combine other ingredients and shake. fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. optional mint leaf garnish.
the kind of thing you do for old friends when they show up at your bar and you have the time (as long as no one else sees what you’re doing).