Stormy Morning Cocktail

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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! *

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Stormy Morning Cocktail
 
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Recipe type: Sips
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
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.)

 

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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 (http://tipsforlivingyourbestlife.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/bouquet-of-three-award/). 🙂

  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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