I've known John Leese for some time now and he has quite a track record - Match W1, Mahiki and Viajante are just some that spring to mind. He is now the bar manager at McQueen in Shoreditch - a favourite venue of mine that has appeared on these pages several times before with Theo (who incidentally, is still at McQueen).
I asked John to make a La Maison Fontaine cocktail for Chinese New Year (the year of the rabbit - 3rd February) and this is what he came up with:
"Le Lapin de la Maison"
Google hilariously translates as "The House Bunny"
35ml La Maison Fontaine Absinthe
10ml lime juice
15ml elderflower cordial
20ml apple juice
40ml Sauvignon Blanc
Shake all the ingredients over ice, strain into a high ball and serve with an apple garnish - simples!