Deep Blue Sea
- 2 oz London Dry gin
- 3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
- 1/4 oz crème de violette (Rothman & Winter)
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
The quinine in the kina aromatized wine takes the flavor profile away from the simple vermouth of the Martini and the crème de violette adds a floral note. The lemon garnish makes a definite contribution to the aroma. The crème de violette does not quite reach the depth of blue that the name suggests but it does achieve a delightful purple translucence that adds to the appeal. The result is perhaps a little sweeter than one would like in a stirred drink but not unpleasantly so.