Erik Satie Cocktail
- 1 1/2 oz St. George Dry Rye Gin
- 3/4 oz dry vermouth
- 1/2 oz Tempus Fugit Liqueur de Violettes
- 2 dashes absinthe
- 2 dashes lavender bitters
ROWEN, FOGGED IN LOUNGE
The liqueur is based on a French recipe from 1868, and has something both old and Old World. I composed the above cocktail from the Violettes’ logical compliments, the other tastes of the Belle Époque, with which it goes perfectly. The mauve—“pink trying to be purple,” as Whistler would say—turns rosé in the company of dry vermouth.