Nothing Toulouse – East London Liquor Company’s gin and absinthe cocktail recipe

East London Liquor Company is a very special place. Why? Because why you’re sipping on ice-cold cocktails made by the in-house mixologists, new batches of gin and whiskey are being distilled under the same roof.

Nothing Toulouse is a twist on the classic cocktail ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ (named after the famous American dark comedy movie from 1944). The Violette highlights the lavender in their premium Batch No. 2 gin. Perfect for a boozy but light martini-style serve.


  • 35ml ELLC Batch No. 2 Gin
  • 15ml Lillet Blanc
  • 7.5ml Creme de Violette (We used Briottet)
  • 2 drops Absinthe

In a straight-sided glass or cocktail mixing glass, combine all ingredients together.

Stir with ice, about 20 turns of a spoon should be perfect.

Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a flower of your choice, serve on a lace doily.

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If you enjoyed this recipe, you might like to read about East London Liquor’s whisky

Dominika Kubinyova

Sun worshipper, coffee freak and a full-time plant parent

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