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Verlaine’s Parisian Cocktail

Parisian Cocktail

A gin-forward version of the 1920s-era cocktail.

Adapted from Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails, the original Parisian cocktail put vermouth at the forefront, but Aaron Melendrez lets gin take the lead in this variation served at Verlaine in Los Angeles. Melendrez calls it, “so well balanced even Harry would approve.”


  • 2 1/2 oz. Plymouth gin
  • 3/4 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. crème de cassis
  • 4 dashes lavender bitters
  • Lemon twist
  • Tools:barspoon
  • Glass:Nick and Nora


Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, then stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled glass. Express the oils from a lemon peel over the glass, then discard.

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