Water Lily

Water Lily gin and creme de violette cocktail

This lovely little gem from The PDT Cocktail Book is one of our favorite ways to show off Crème de Violette. It’s rarely called for in such a large proportion, but here it’s perfectly balanced, bright and sweet like candy. If you have some Old Tom gin, this is a great place to show off its sweeter, less juniperous flavors. We wouldn’t use a cucumber gin like Hendrick’s, though; that’s just one too many flavors fighting for attention.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, preferably a pretty one, on the small side.

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