Arsenic and Old Lace

Submitted by John on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 02:33

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. [[nodetitle: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!

1 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
  1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Serve ungarnished. 
The recipe I saw called for Pastis (Pernod is one) but I think it might be better with bitter absinthe.