Atty

A treasure chest of a martini.

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  • Served in coupe
  • 35% ABV
  • Garnish with Lemon twist

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Ingredients

Gin 4.5cl 1.5oz
Vermouth Dry x 2.25cl 0.75oz
Absinthe 0.375cl 0.12oz
Crème de violette 0.375cl 0.12oz
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Directions

  1. Stir all ingredients with ice until very cold.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Express and garnish with lemon.

Information

Cold Glass has the best writeup of this hidden gem:

The lemon is more than a garnish in this cocktail. Garnishes weren’t a strong point for Craddock, and he didn’t list one for the Atty, but that lemon twist enhances the nose and the flavors remarkably. I consider it mandatory.

The vermouth tempers the other flavors, and helps them make sense together. Craddock’s original gin-to-vermouth ratio is 3:1; you may want to try 2:1. Noilly Prat’s herbal French Dry is a good choice here. Increased vermouth brings the violette flavor to the fore; before the Atty, it had never occurred to me that you can balance two strong flavors (absinthe and violette) by adjusting a third bridging ingredient.

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