The Attention Cocktail

Staff Writer
The Attention Cocktail
Abby Steinbock


The Hawthorne Bar in Boston is overseen by award-winning mixologist Jackson Cannon and is a leader in the craft cocktail movement. 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.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Ounces tanqueray gin
  • 3/4 Ounces dolin vermouth
  • 1 barspoon absinthe
  • 1 barspoon crème de violette
  • 2 dashes orange bitters


Mount all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a coupe glass and serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with an in and out lemon twist.

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.