Atty Cocktail
Saved by 6 People
About this Cocktail

With spring slowly coming to the Midwest, time for some new ideas with my bottle of creme de violette. Found this on Serious Eats, with the credit that this first appeared in Harry Craddock's Savoy Cocktail Book and appears to be a direct descendent of an earlier cocktail, the Attention. Very nice for spring with a touch of absinthe.

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon absinthe
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crème de violette
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Pour gin, vermouth, absinthe, and crème de violette into an ice-filled. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, add lemon twist, and serve immediately.

  • Nick Riley
    Is there a technique for getting the lemon twist to sit so centrally sunk like that; or is it just perfect timing?
  • Tom Lyberg
    Timing. All timing. It still tastes just as good on the bottom, though.

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