The Emmy Awards  air next Monday, and even if you aren't dressing up, there's no excuse not to put together the finest cocktail. Your viewing party just got a whole lot fancier with these classic Tuxedo No. 2 cocktails that are perfect for any black-tie soiree. Straight from the Hollywood hot spot Eveleigh , this simple yet sophisticated cocktail with notes of cherry and anise is sure to put a smart twist on your next party.
If you don't have a spray bottle for the absinthe, simply rinse the glass .
- 2 ounces gin, like Plymouth 
1 ounce Fino Sherry, like Noilly Prat 
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur 
2 dashes orange bitters
Whole ice cubes
3 spritzes absinthe, in a spray bottle 
Lemon twist, for garnish
- In a large mixing glass  or the base of a cocktail shaker, combine gin, sherry, maraschino liqueur, orange biters, and crushed ice. Top with whole ice, and stir until chilled.
- Spray glass with absinthe, and strain cocktail into the glass. Twist lemon peel over glass to release essential oils. Garnish with a lemon twist.
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