Since dry vermouth is a major component of the Second Cousin, Sean Hoard prefers to use a good-quality brand like Dolin. It's lighter, drier and smoother than less expensive commercial varieties. Plus: More Great Cocktail Recipes
Rinse a chilled rocks glass with the absinthe; pour out the excess and add ice. In a mixing glass, combine the vermouth, Cocchi Americano, pear brandy and honey syrup; fill with ice and stir well. Strain into the prepared rocks glass, then pinch the grapefruit twist over the drink and discard.