First Post Cocktail Recipe

The First Post was created by Alastair Walker whilst serving time at The Everleigh in Melbourne. A unique take on a gin collins with the addition of a woody, herbal and bitter Gentian liqueur and anise notes brought by a few small dashes of absinthe.
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  • 45 mL Dry Gin 1½ oz
  • 15 mL Suze Gentian Liqueur (½ oz)
  • 30 mL Fresh Lime Juice 1 oz
  • 22.5 mL Simple Syrup ¾ oz
  • 2 Dashes of Absinthe
  • Soda seltzer to top


  • Combine all ingredients except the soda/seltzer to your cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice
  • Strain over fresh ice into a high ball glass
  • Top with soda/seltzer
  • Garnish with a slice or wedge of lime
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