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9 Best Drinks with Crème de Violette: Floral Masterpieces

Last Updated on November 26, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Have you ever sipped on a drink that’s as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds? That’s the magic of drinks with Crème de Violette.

I like how this liqueur paints the glass with twilight hues and enriches each cocktail with a floral twist.

So, if you’re looking for delicious cocktail recipes for your next cocktail party, here’s my take on the best Creme de Violette cocktails!

Top 9 Cocktails With Crème de Violette

1. Violet Lady Cocktail

Lady in Violet Cocktail

A colorful cocktail, the Violet Lady drink boasts a creamy texture, thanks to the egg white and a fragrant, flowery profile from the Creme de Violette – a perfect cocktail for a bridal shower! 

“Crème de Violette is the unsung hero of the cocktail world, quietly adding depth and a touch of floral whimsy that turns a simple mixture into a masterpiece.” – Dale DeGroff, American Bartender 

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz gin
  • 0.75oz Creme de Violette
  • 0.5oz lime juice
  • 1 egg white (can use two egg whites, if desired)
  • Violet petals

Instructions: Dry shake all ingredients except petals. Add ice, shake again, and strain into your chilled coupe glass. Garnish with violet petals.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

2. Purple Cocktail, aka the Third Eye

Purple Cocktail, aka the Third Eye

The Purple Cocktail, or the Third Eye, is a thought-provoking cocktail drink oozing with depth. But it’s a beautiful cocktail that will surely grace your next party!

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz gin
  • 1oz Crème de Violette
  • 0.5oz grapefruit juice (or lemon juice)
  • 0.5oz sparkling water
  • grapefruit twist

Instructions: Shake gin, Crème de Violette, juice, and syrup with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and put grapefruit twist as garnish.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

3. Purple Reign 75

Purple Reign 75

Purple Reign 75 is a Creme de Violette cocktail balancing the sophisticated flavors of the violet liqueur and the fizz of Prosecco with a zesty lemon backbone.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Creme de Violette
  • 0.75oz lemon juice
  • 0.5oz simple syrup
  • 2oz Prosecco
  • citrus twist (or orange peel)

Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, mix Creme de Violette, lemon juice, and simple syrup over ice. Strain into a chilled glass and pour Prosecco on top. Garnish with a citrus twist.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

4. Blackberry Vodka Martini

Blackberry Vodka Martini

Marrying the tartness of blackberries with the smoothness of vodka and the sweet floral notes of Creme de Violette, this Blackberry Martini is a fruity, fragrant delight – perfect for every Halloween party!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz vodka
  • 0.5oz Crème de Violette
  • 0.5oz blackberry syrup
  • Muddled blackberries
  • Fresh blackberries

Instructions: Shake vodka, Crème de Violette, and blackberry syrup with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass with muddled blackberries at the bottom and garnish with fresh blackberries.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

5. Aviation Gin Fizz

Aviation Gin Fizz

A variation of the Classic Aviation cocktail and Classic Tom Collins, Aviation Gin Fizz packs fizziness that lightens the drink for a frothy, sky-high experience.

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz gin
  • 0.5oz Creme de Violette
  • 0.5oz maraschino cherry liqueur
  • 0.5oz fresh lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • Cherry

Instructions: Mix gin, Creme de Violette, maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice. Pour in a highball glass over ice, top with soda, and garnish with a cherry.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

6. The Blue Moon Cocktail

Bartender Making The Blue Moon Cocktail

The Blue Moon Cocktail is one of the simple Creme de Violette Cocktails yet captivating, with Crème de Violette shining alongside gin and citrus juice.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz gin
  • 0.5oz creme de violette liqueur
  • 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • Lemon twist

Instructions: Shake the gin, Creme de Violette, and juice over ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with a twist.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

7. Gin Violette Cocktail

Gin Violette Cocktail

Gin Violette Cocktail is an amazing cocktail that combines herbaceous notes and floral flavors, making the first sip up to the finish a smooth and serene experience.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz gin
  • 0.5oz red wine
  • 0.5oz Creme de Violette
  • 0.5oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 0.5oz simple syrup
  • brandied cherry

Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, mix all the ingredients (except the flower) with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and embellish with brandied cherry.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

8. Violette 75

Glass of Violette 75

The Violette 75 is a bubbly cocktail combining the essence of gin and the floral notes of Creme de Violette.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Creme de Violette
  • 1oz gin
  • 0.5oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2oz sparkling wine
  • Lemon peel

Instructions: Shake the Creme de Violette, gin, and juice with fresh ice. Strain into a Champagne flute and pour sparkle wine on top. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

9. Butterfly Martini

Glass of Butterfly Martini

The Butterfly Martini flutters with flavors of vodka and Creme de Violette, garnished with an edible flower for a simple twist of garden grace.

“Crème de Violette is where cocktails meet the elegance of flowers.” – Liquor Laboratory

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Instructions: In a shaker, add St. Germain Elderflower liqueur [1], vodka, Creme de Violette, triple sec, and juice with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and embellish with an edible flower.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

FAQs

What is Crème de Violette used for?

Crème de violette is used for crafting visually stunning and aromatic cocktails [2]. It imparts a delicate floral note with subtle sweetness and a gorgeous lavender hue to cocktails.

Some popular Creme de Violette Cocktails include the Princess Violette cocktail, Aviation Cocktail, Pink Lemonade, and Violette Royale

What does Crème de Violette taste like?

The Crème de Violette drink tastes subtly sweet with a floral essence reminiscent of violets, with a slight undertone of vanilla and a touch of earthiness.

Does Crème de Violette need to be refrigerated?

No, the Creme de Violette drink does not need to be refrigerated. Store it in a cool, dark place to maintain its flavor and color for your next cocktails.

On A Final Note

Whether it’s the crisp Violette 75 drink or the lush Purple Cocktail, Crème de Violette transforms simple cocktails into aromatic drink masterpieces.

Each cocktail drink on this list has been lovingly crafted and tested to ensure the highest quality of taste and enjoyment.

If you ever find any Hibiscus cocktail delicious, trust me, you’ll like Creme de Violette cocktails, too!

But remember, the best cocktail is one shared with friends, so invite your pals over and mix these Creme de Violette cocktails.

References:

  1. https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/st-germain-liqueur-tastes-old-world-but-is-a-modern-take-on-elderflower/
  2. https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/recipes/sc-food-0430-drink-violette-20100502-story.html

Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here or feel free to give Lydia a tip.

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