Royal Air Force

Friday, March 21, 2014

 Inspired by the classic Aviation cocktail, this sparkling sipper is the perfect treat for an early Spring weekend!

Royal Air Force

1/2 oz gin
1/3 oz Crème Yvette
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
scant 1/4 oz syrup
sparkling rosé

Combine gin, Crème Yvette, lemon juice and syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-15 seconds and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with chilled sparkling rosé and garnish with a rose petal. 

Notes: Crème Yvette is a 100-year old violet liqueur made with blackberry, raspberry, wild strawberry and cassis, honey, orange peel and vanilla (sounds heavenly, doesn't it?) that's only recently been revived. If you already have a bottle of Crème de Violette on hand, you can easily substitute one for the other. Use a floral gin that's light on juniper to pair prettily with the violet liqueur and the sparkling rosé–cheers!


  1. yum! sounds refreshing! have a great weekend lena! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. Ooh Crème Yvette DOES sound heavenly!

  3. That is one sexy cocktail if I do say so. Color is everything when it comes to choosing my drinks!

  4. This is one sexy a$$ cocktail...the kind that will get you in trouble...albeit good trouble at the end of the night! Do I need to become a drinker? I bet this drink would look good with a LBD and leopard heels and red lipstick to match the drink! xo



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