That's right, friends, it's another of my patented Unexplained Absences! I shouldn't feel too bad - we did just buy a house, after all, and I've recently noticed that many (better-known) cocktail blogs are subject to their own random hiatuses. Ah well. I had to check in to be sure that I got this one down.
2 oz London Dry gin (Tanqueray in this case, although Boodles would be welcome)
1 1/4 oz lime juice (about a full medium-sized lime)
3/4 oz strawberry-saffron syrup
1/2 oz Licor 43
1 dash orange bitters
Shake and strain over large ice cubes, then top with soda water to taste (about 2 oz for me) and stir gently.
I named this one after a constellation visible in the Southern hemisphere during the summer months - appropriate, since I'm not sure why I came up with this only once the weather turned frigid. Go figure.