Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Attention Cocktail

Here's an interesting recipe, using Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette and absinthe along with gin and dry vermouth. This was posted on the product page for Haus Alpenz importers. It's definitely worth a try, but how much you like it will depend on a few things: whether you enjoy the perfume-like flavor of the Crème de Violette, and whether you can tolerate the strong anise of the absinthe. And if you don't like gin, well, read no further.

By the way, if you're in the Boston vicinity and you're looking for an interesting selection of liqueurs, apéritifs, amari, and hard-to-find vermouths, check out the wine section at Dave's Fresh Pasta - located in Somerville's Davis Square.

Aside from the exotic flavor of this drink, you'll be pleased by the amazing violet hue it shows. It is a stunner, and will grab the attention of anyone in the room.

The Attention Cocktail
  • 2 oz dry gin
  • 1/4 oz Crème de Violette
  • 1/4 oz absinthe (I use Kübler)
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes, Regan's Orange Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a lemon twist. Bottoms up.

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