Rebuttal Cocktail

Selena Donovan | Los Angeles

Selena Donovan’s Rebuttal Cocktail is a riff on the Tuxedo #2, a maraschino- and absinthe-tinted Martini variation. Her sleek update on the classic replaces gin with Grey Goose vodka and amplifies the garnish game with an olive and a lemon twist. “I’m a firm believer that a lady shouldn’t have to choose just one garnish,” says Donovan.


Serving: 1

  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka, preferably Grey Goose Original
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth, preferably Noilly Prat Extra Dry
  • 1 barspoon maraschino liqueur, preferably Maraska
  • 2 dashes orange bitters, preferably Regans'
  • 1 dash absinthe, preferably St. George or Vieux Pontarlier

Garnish: olive, lemon twist

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
  3. Garnish with an olive and a lemon twist.

Tagged: Grey Goose