The Art of the Bar, from San Francisco institution Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, is one of the first recipe books from a great bar. It includes Le Demon Vert, a potent concoction built around the anise-flavored spirit Absente (theartofthebar.com).
Combine 1 1/2 ounces of Broker's gin, 1/2 ounce of Absente, 1/2 ounce of Velvet Falernum and 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice in an ice-filled shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a black licorice stick.