You know that aisle at the liquor store? The one with all the liqueur, aperitifs, and cordials? I’m always intrigued but never buy anything. Because…what the hell do I make?!? Whelp, once again my sister is the greatest resource for mixology and the use of legendary liqueurs. I needed ideas for 2 things I randomly picked up on my last trip to the liquor store. She had a classic cocktail that used BOTH.
Creme De Violette is a bit new to the market. My neighborhood liquor store just had it stocked on shelves in the past month. However, I know it’s been available in a bit broader distribution the past couple of years. It’s floral and lovely and a BEAUTIFUL color. It also pairs well with sparkling wine! But today I’m mixing it with gin. So here it is, the Purple Aviation!
What you need:
- 2 oz Gin
- .5 oz Luxardo Liqueur
- .5 oz Creme de Violette
- .75 oz lemon juice
In a shaker filled with ice, add all of your ingredients and shake until frost forms on shaker. Pour into a coup or martini glass and garnish with lemon, maraschino cherry, or let it be naked in all it’s purple glory! Sip and enjoy!