This cocktail was believed to have been named after Douglas Fairbanks Sr. If that was the case, then why is it “Fairbank” and not “Fairbanks”? An alternate story says it was named after Charles Warren Fairbank, who was Theodore Roosevelt’s vice president.
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
2 dashes Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
2 dashes crème de noyeux
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a cherry (although I forgot to).