Water Lily

34 oz Gin, Plymouth
34 oz Crème de Violette, Rothman & Winter
34 oz Lemon juice
34 oz Triple sec, Cointreau
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass, garnish.
From other users
  • The PDT Cocktail Book calls for equal parts ( 0.75 oz ea) of the same four ingredients, and an orange twist as the garnish. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Don't particularly like the unsubtle color (darker and cloudier than I'd like), but I liked the taste better than expected--probably more than an Aviation. Sour foremost. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Very sweet but enough sourness it's not cloying. Lots of floral going on. — ☆☆☆
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Zachary Pearson's picture

Curated this cocktail to

Curated this cocktail to conform to the listing in the PDT book. IMHO, the old version is probably not worth keeping, but it's 3:1:1:1. Thanks for the catch.

Despite a pleasing appearance

Despite a pleasing appearance and high expectations, I must conclude this to be one of the least flavorful, albeit balanced, cocktails I've ever had.