Tonight, while reading a story on Rachel Maddow’s website about Mitt Romney’s draft dodging, I quickly lost interest and instead clicked on a video of Rachel making an obituary cocktail. The obituary is essentially an absinthe martini. The basic recipe calls for 2 oz. gin, 3/4 oz. dry vermouth, and 3/4 oz. absinthe. Stir. You can finish it with a lemon twist.