The Violet Hour

Friday, June 19, 2015

There's something really lovely about a cocktail that matches your color palette–but you shouldn't sacrifice taste to your Pantone swatches! In the Violet Hour, harmony (for lilac-loving brides, at least) is achieved.

The Violet Hour

1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 syrup
1/2 crème de violette

Combine gin, lemon, syrup and crème de violette in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice; top with soda.

Notes: Whenever I feature a cocktail with crème de violette, I recommend Rothman & Winter's excellent product. You'll see nothing has changed. As for the gin, I'm staying from my usual favorites and suggesting a dry style that's heavy on the juniper–Broker's in particular. 

Image by Mary Rosenbaum.


  1. love the title of this post (and the color of that cocktail!) we have nicknamed violet's witching hour "the violet hour" ;) have a wonderful weekend! xo jillian - cornflake dreams



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