Stormy Morning Cocktail


Happy Friday!  Who needs a drink?  (I do!)  I had this cocktail at a New Year’s party at Bayona, in New Orleans – a restaurant I highly recommend should you find yourself in NOLA.  When looking at the ingredient list on the menu, I thought it might be a recipe for an instant headache.  I decided to give-it-a-go, however, in the name of celebrating, and absolutely loved it (with no aches to report).  The spirits required to make it are not exactly standard bar fare, but worth a purchase for a special occasion.  The day I served it was full of sunshine yet this drink still managed to hit all of the right notes.  Cheers to the weekend!

* I would also like to extend a special shout-out to Julianne Victoria at Through the Peacock’s Eyes for nominating me for a Sunshine Award.  Thank You! *





Stormy Morning Cocktail
Recipe type: Sips
  • 1.5 Ounces Rathman Créme de Violette
  • 1.5 Ounces Saint Germain Elderflower Liqueur (I used Elderflower Presse for less alcohol content - I recommend reducing the Lime Juice slightly in this case as the Presse has a lemony flavor)
  • 1 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 4 Ounces Champagne
  • Lime Wedges (or Edible Flowers) to Garnish
  1. Pour the Créme de Violette over ice in a tall glass. Add the St. Germain (or Presse) and lime juice, and top with Champagne. Garnish.
The Créme de Violette smells as pretty as it looks - and tastes delicious - so I got a little aggressive with my pour. If you follow the measurements below (adding ice, as well), the drink will be less purple and more variegated in color.)





25 Responses to Stormy Morning Cocktail

  1. Sounds/ looks delicious. Always love finding new champagne cocktails to try

  2. Alex says:

    Looks good! Will have to try this.

  3. such a pretty drink!

  4. Looks yummy and I definitely need a drink!

  5. gilbydan says:

    Champagne cocktails!!! My favorite. Thanks for this one!

  6. Oh wow! This looks and sounds amazing. Googling local stockists for Créme de Violette immediately!

  7. Looks like a perfect Mother’s day cocktail to me!

  8. yooshinate says:

    That looks delicious!

    By the way, I just nominated your blog for my Bouquet of Three Awards ( 🙂

  9. Looks yummy, such a pretty color too.

  10. This looks gorgeous and yummy! Plus that deep purple is beautiful.

  11. ANerdCooks says:

    What a beautiful cocktail! I’ve never experimented with creme de violette, but I’m intrigued. Beautiful photos, too!

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