Creme de Violette
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:08 AM
Elderflower liqueur, Gruet Brut, & a lemon twist; served up. at the Hotel D'Anza in California. This also whetted my appetite for flower libations! If you are ever in San Jose, Ca. This hotel had the best jazz and sublime cocktails in a beautiful setting, we go here every time we visit San Jose!
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:48 PM
Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:16 PM
What Creme de Violette did you buy and how do you define "full" of?
I just bought a bottle of Creme de Violette, opened it and THEN read the label - it's "full" of artificial coloring! And it's on its way back to the store....
Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:27 AM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:57 PM
It was not planned but I ended up having this drink with my meal, which was Pad Kee Mao (drunken noodles). The holy basil in the dish was actually a nice pairing with the violet & anise and the botanicals from the gin and dry vermouth.
Violet and anise is a great combination. The cocktail has different ratios but is reminiscent of the Atty in the Savoy Cocktail book, which itself seems to have been inspired by the Attention in Hugo Ensslin's Recipes for Mixed Drinks.
Edited by FrogPrincesse, 08 January 2013 - 12:59 PM.