The Turf Cocktail emerged around the same time as the Martini, and some believe it was an early version of it (not likely, but you never know).
• 1.5 oz Plymouth gin
• 1.5 oz dry vermouth, preferably Noilly Prat
• 2 dashes orange bitters
• 2 dashes maraschino liqueur
• 2 dashes absinthe
• Garnish: olive
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an olive. Serves 1.