So apparently going through the book in order is out, as some ingredients are proving difficult to acquire, and some just make sense to do together.
Henceforth comes the Blackthorn. Since I had the bottle of Dubonnet opened, I figured I might as well use it while it was good.
The Blackthorn Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Dubonnet
1/2 oz Kirschwasser
This drink is not a winner for me. It was a fine, well balanced drink, just not suited to my tastes.