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Violet Water Cocktail

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Violet Water Cocktail

ooooh so cool. ooooh so pretty. ooooh so purple. violet water cocktail is soooo frosty and calming.

Yet another cocktail emerging from my obsession with gin. I’m learning about the storied past of this spirit and it goes way way back in history.

The combination of alcohol and juniper berries goes back as far as 70AD when it was used medicinally to treat chest ailments. Fast forward about 1500 years to England. King William III  implemented a trade war on France and enforced a blockade and high taxes on French wine and Cognac to harm France’s economy In turn, the corn laws were passed which provided tax breaks for spirits production. These laws basically created a free-for-all and a Gin Craze in England. A pint of gin became less expensive than a pint of beer. Obviously, this led to a entire new set of problems.

For the more on the history of gin click here.

You can adjust the amount of Cassis you add to the Violet Water Cocktail and make it sweeter if that’s what you prefer. I just add a small amount to arrive at the beautiful lavender color then balance it out with lemon. This may be my new favorite.

Another gin concoction to try is The Sunshine Cocktail.

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Violet Water Cocktail


  • Author: Lisa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x

Description

A beautiful lavender colored cocktail.


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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Tanqueray  or other London Dry Gin
  • 1/4 ounce Mathilde Cassis Liqueur
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Splash of club soda or mineral water

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice, pour first 3 ingredients into shaker and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
  2. Strain and pour over a glass filled with crushed ice.
  3. Top with a splash of soda water.
  4. Garnish with tiny flowers, fresh blackberries or luxardo cherries in syrup.

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