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So I brought a few tiny bottles back from France and have no idea what to do with them. I haven't even opened them yet, so I can't give a description, but here are some pictures. Any thoughts on recipes? Questions?CIMG4484a.JPG

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Rose

Orange

Violette

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I can't speak to those particular flavours, but a bit of St Germain elderflower liqueur added to a gin and tonic is a joy. I'd recommend experiments along similar lines with your finds.

Tipping over ice cream is also a good standby ...

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I can't speak to those particular flavours, but a bit of St Germain elderflower liqueur added to a gin and tonic is a joy. I'd recommend experiments along similar lines with your finds.

I would agree, I think the violet would do wonders for a gin and tonic. Maybe you could make something like a Negroni but swap out the Compari with the Violet or Rose.


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At the risk of stating the obvious, an Aviation and two variations would be where I'd start. I'd start with a tiny amount -- you can aways add more. I've made Aviations with as little as 1/4 tsp of Violette and the flavor, while subtle, is still very present.

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I tried the ATTY from eje in the "Stomping..." thread. I used:

3/4 oz vermouth

1 1/2 oz gin (Beefeater 24)

1/2 teaspoon absinthe (Lucid)

1/2 teaspoon violette liquor

I made sure to not skip the lemon peel garnish.

At first, I was unimpressed, but the drink stays with me as people have mentioned. I think need to up the violette a bit or maybe decrease the vermouth.

I've never had an aviation and I don't have maraschino. Is it worth buying?

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It is worth buying. Everybody needs a bottle of Luxardo Maraschino.

The rose liqueur intrigues me... I'm with EvergreenDan, I'd try an Aviation variant with (a tiny bit of) that and maybe Hendrick's?

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Any PA folks know if I can get any maraschino? I tried a search on the new website (tried luxardo and maraschino) and can't find anything. Any other names or brands I can search for?

I really appreciate all the ideas!

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