2 oz Gin
1⁄4 oz Dry vermouth
1⁄4 oz Absinthe

Stir with cracked ice for 30 seconds. Very similar to Atty, which has 2 1/4 oz Gin and 3/4 oz Vermouth
Lemon twist, Stir, Straight Up, Cocktail


Original is equal parts without bitters.

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Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
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Updated by Jamie Boudreau at Vessel in Seattle
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altered recipe

Recipes for Mixed Drinks, Hugo Ensslin, 1916

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  • haven't tried it yet, but sounds tasty
  • I used Herbsaint, and even at these modified proportions this was too licorice-y for me. Maybe I'll try it with a rinse.
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Recipe says 1940s origin, but this cocktail appeared in a 1916 guide (Recipes for Mixed Drinks by Hugo R. Ensslin), according to classicmixology.com.

Dan commented on 7/04/2014:

Thanks, I updated the origin reference and noted the original recipe, with sounds dreadful to me. 25% violette will be a mouth of grandma.

bza commented on 7/13/2014:

Incidentally, A Mouth of Grandma is my hardcore band's name.

nex3 commented on 1/19/2015:

This started out well-balanced but got quite absinthe-heavy as it went along. I suspect it's because it cooled down—it may stay balanced longer over ice.

I love mouthfuls of grandma! (not the band though, sorry)