We stopped by the Waverly Inn for a hot minute recently. Pretty good. But what we found most interesting was the cocktail menu, which gave top billing to Absinthe, the once forbidden spirit derived from wormwood. To be certain, we aren't talking about the spoon/sugar/fire technique. The tenderhorns behind the bar are serving up an both an absinthe/gin Martini and a Sazerac that has an absinthe boost. A bit too gimmicky for us, especially when their Old Fashioned comes with muddled fruit (a big no no) and they don't know what a honeysuckle is. But what they make, they make well. For $15 a drink, they damn well better.