1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire
1 oz Martini & Rossi
1 teaspoon Bénédictine
1 teaspoon Pernod
1 teaspoon Campari
2 dashes orange bitters
Shake with crushed ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry.
Gina was in the weeds behind the bar. This was a fancy restaurant, but a bush league town. Tall bottles of colorful booze from Europe stood like parade soldiers behind her, but they were mostly there to gather dust. What the hell is Campari good for anyway? She'd snuck a taste once and spit it in the sink.
So beer and white zinfandel were the order of the day, but then some salesman with a smart mouth and a paunch decides to impress his clients by ordering a "Widow with a Dirty Secret". She can imagine him beaming pink-faced as other callow business guys ohh and ahh. To hell with it, he can wait a while.