Sunday, April 21, 2013

Violet Fizzies!

With spring time in the air, we've been craving something a bit more floral than usual.  Maybe it's something about all the magnolia trees a-bloom, or the spring time bulbs bursting from the earth, but we've got spring fever, and we've got it bad.

We recently discovered the recipe for Violet Gin Fizzies, and now we are obsessed.  Light and frothy, the aromatic flavors of Hendricks Gin play nicely with the Creme de Violette and orange citrus oils.  It's a lovely spring time drink - and it's gorgeous purple hue sure goes nicely with all those fluffy blossoms outside!

Without further ado:

Violet Gin Fizzie

1 Egg White
1-1/2 oz Hendricks Gin
1/4 oz Creme de Violette
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/4 oz Creme
1 oz Seltzer
Orange Peel Coin for Garnish

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and vigorously shake (do not add ice yet, this is your dry shake).  Add a few cracked ice cubes and shake a second time.  Strain into a cocktail glass, and top with seltzer.  Squeeze an orange peel coin over the foam, gently rim the glass with orange citrus oil, and float the coin on top.



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