Arsenic and Old Lace

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Prep time5 minutes
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Arsenic and Old Lace"I see the arsenic," she said, "but there's no lace that I can see. Don't drink it, honey."

Tonight I tried an Arsenic and Old Lace, inspired by Gin Genie Aaron Knoll of The Gin is In, a blog I highly recommend to gin fanciers and cocktailians.

Alas! I cannot recommend this particular potion yet. Barr Hill Gin and light Dolin Dry Vermouth overaccentuated the sweetness of the Creme de Violette and Pernod. Wire Works gin with herby Martini and Rossi worked better,  This needs much more research, and I am not sure I am up to it. Your feedback is welcome!

Ingredients

1 1⁄2ozGin (try different kinds)
3⁄4ozCreme de Violette (this may be too much)
3⁄4ozPernod
1⁄2ozDry Vermouth (try different kinds)

Instructions

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Serve ungarnished. 

Notes

The recipe I saw called for Pastis (Pernod is one) but I think it might be better with bitter absinthe.
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pot-still gin

A pot-still gin makes all the difference here! Maine Distilling's Cold River Gin is a winner, and there are others.