Faded Gentleman

2 oz Gin, The Botanist
12 oz Crème de Violette, Rothman & Winter
14 oz Islay Scotch, Octomore
1 bsp Gran Classico
2 ds Lavender bitters, Scrappy's Lavender
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Instructions
Stir for 30 seconds, strain into coupe, garnish.
From other users
  • probably the fanciest (i.e. most bizarre combo) i've attempted at home — ☆☆☆☆☆
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7 Comments

Zachary Pearson's picture

Obviously Dan hasn't seen it

Obviously Dan hasn't seen it yet - he loves drinks with a pile of creme de violette... There's an antique feel to this drink - violet and lavender and gentian from the Classico balanced by super leathery peaty Scotch. I think the gin could be subbed out (though I like it), as long as the Scotch is very very peaty, I think you'd be fine.

Thanks,

Zachary

This is an excellent and

This is an excellent and subtle cocktail that is still light and appealing to those often daunted by complex drinks. Personally, I prefer it with Creme Yvette as I find the Creme de Violette is a bit sweet for my tastes.

Challenging. I admit that I

Challenging. I admit that I swapped the amounts of the Violette and Gran Classico. Austere and floral. The gin and Islay works better than it has any right to. Worth summoning the courage to try -- maybe even more than once.

Zachary Pearson's picture

The gin and Scotch work well

The gin and Scotch work well together because they're made by the same people. Glad y'all have liked this.

Thanks,

Zachary

(sheepishly) Actually I use

(sheepishly) Actually I use Beefeater and Laphroaig 10, although I did enjoy the Botanist. I'm not sure I got a ton of Islay out of it though.