1 1⁄2 oz Gin
1⁄2 oz Pastis (or less)
1⁄4 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.

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Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
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  • Medicinal
  • 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.
  • If you need a purple drink this is a decent option at the modern ratios mentioned in the comments.
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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.