The Convert's Neurosis:
2 oz rye, for American integralism
.25 oz Chartreuse, for a fixation on Latin and a Church that does not change
1 tsp simple syrup, for the simpletons who have not read enough Congar
2 dashes lemon bitters, for a sour and Pharisaical soul
Stir and strain into a coupe with an absinthe rinse, for neurosis. Garnish with a lemon twist.
(Lightly adapted from the Carthusian sazerac)
Nathaniel Peters is executive director of the Morningside Institute and a lecturer at Columbia University.