We never get tired of all the different ways mixologists find to combine gin, lemon, and crème de violette. It’s such a classic sweet-sour-botanical combination, and it rarely fails to delight.
Enter Death & Co’s Bella Luna, a lovely pale violet cocktail with an extra dose of floral flavor, thanks to the inclusion of elderflower liqueur. Death & Co’s original recipe actually calls for Crème Yvette, a liqueur that falls somewhere between crème de violette and raspberry liqueur. If you’ve got it, use it – the ruby color is extraordinary – but otherwise, your favorite CdV will be delicious.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
- Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by by David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald