Faded Gentleman

2 oz Gin, The Botanist
12 oz Crème de Violette, Rothman & Winter
14 oz Islay Scotch, Octomore
1 bsp Gran Classico
2 ds Lavender bitters, Scrappy's Lavender
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Stir for 30 seconds, strain into coupe, garnish.
From other users
  • Made with Tanq, Laphroaig 10, and Campari. Odd as expected, but not unappealingly so. Smoke keeps the floralness honest. — ☆☆☆☆
  • probably the fanciest (i.e. most bizarre combo) i've attempted at home — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Complex. Interesting. Strong. — ☆☆☆☆
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Zachary Pearson's picture

Obviously Dan hasn't seen it

Obviously Dan hasn't seen it yet - he loves drinks with a pile of creme de violette... There's an antique feel to this drink - violet and lavender and gentian from the Classico balanced by super leathery peaty Scotch. I think the gin could be subbed out (though I like it), as long as the Scotch is very very peaty, I think you'd be fine.



This is an excellent and

This is an excellent and subtle cocktail that is still light and appealing to those often daunted by complex drinks. Personally, I prefer it with Creme Yvette as I find the Creme de Violette is a bit sweet for my tastes.

Challenging. I admit that I

Challenging. I admit that I swapped the amounts of the Violette and Gran Classico. Austere and floral. The gin and Islay works better than it has any right to. Worth summoning the courage to try -- maybe even more than once.

(sheepishly) Actually I use

(sheepishly) Actually I use Beefeater and Laphroaig 10, although I did enjoy the Botanist. I'm not sure I got a ton of Islay out of it though.