Adapted from Absinthe " American Style" in Harry Johnson. New & Improved Bartenderʼs Manual. Author. 1882. p. 64. At Paul's Cigar Lounge in Hastings, NE they had lemon to create a version of an Absinthe Sour.
1 oz Absinthe
2 oz Water
1 barspoon Gómme Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake first four ingredients over ice.
Strain into small rocks glass, serve up with a Lemon Twist.