2 oz Gin
14 oz Dry vermouth
14 oz Crème de Violette
14 oz Absinthe
2 ds Orange bitters
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.
From other users
  • I used Herbsaint, and even at these modified proportions this was too licorice-y for me. Maybe I'll try it with a rinse. — ☆☆☆
  • haven't tried it yet, but sounds tasty
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Craig E's picture

Recipe says 1940s origin, but

Recipe says 1940s origin, but this cocktail appeared in a 1916 guide (Recipes for Mixed Drinks by Hugo R. Ensslin), according to

Thanks, I updated the origin

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

nex3's picture

This started out well

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.