Arsenic and Old Lace

1 12 oz Gin
12 oz Pastis (or less)
12 oz Crème de Violette
14 oz Dry vermouth
Lemon twist, Stir, Straight Up, Cocktail
Comments were that less pastis might be needed to avoid overpowering the violette. Also, this predates the R&W Violette -- it looks like a lot to me.
From other users
  • If you need a purple drink this is a decent option at the modern ratios mentioned in the comments. — ☆☆☆
  • All I taste is Absinthe. I think this drink could be good, but it would take a lot of experimenting with different brands of absinthe or pastis, and I don't have that kind of money. — ☆
  • Medicinal — ☆☆
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The ratios used in the

The ratios used in the Bartenders Choice App are more in tune with the modern drinkers taste. 2 gin, 3/4 dry Vermouth, 1/4 Violette/Yvette and an Absinthe rinse.