This is F. Scott’s favorite cocktail with a twist. It is a classic gin rickey with an absinthe spike. I thought it would be a fun joke to play on him to add a little extra kick to his libation. A prankster knows a prankster. 


  • Gin
  • Absinthe
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Soda water


1.5 ounce gin, 1.5 ounce absinthe, 3 quarter ounce lime juice, .5 ounce simple syrup. Shake with ice and pour into highball glass, top with soda water, garnish with a lime wedge.