Attention Cocktail Recipe

Attention Cocktail Recipe
Staff Writer
Attention Cocktail

Lara Ferroni

Attention Cocktail

Ethereal in color and in taste, this handsome cocktail does indeed attract attention. This adaptation of the Prohibition-era classic is a favorite of Seattle barman Jamie Boudreau.


  • 2 ounces dry gin
  • ¼ ounce absinthe
  • ¼ ounce dry vermouth
  • ¼ ounce crème de violette
  • 2 dashes orage bitters
  • Lemon peel, for garnish


Stir the ingredients with ice to chill.

Strain into a steamed glass.

Twist with a swath of lemon peel over the drink and place it in the glass.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.