1oz dry vermouth
1/4 oz maraschino
1/4 oz creme de violette
Nice balanced delicate drink. Pale violet in colour. Easy on the maraschino unless you want it sweet, but don’t skip it entirely.
1.5oz sweet vermouth
1.5oz Old Tom gin
0.25oz creme de violette
Like a Martinez but violette leads - kills initial acidity, makes even sweeter
Needs something to offset sweetness
Try rye instead of gin?
Dry vermouth instead of sweet?
London Dry gin instead of Old Tom?
Vermouth vs violette - does it work?
Intriguing greenish brown colour