I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I can not wait until I can order a drink from a bar, eat a meal in a restaurant, and generally leave my house again. In order to mix things up I decided to go shopping… in my own booze stash. I grabbed a bunch of the dustiest bottles from the back of my bar and mixed up a cocktail. This ended up being a pretty fun little exercise and it reminded me that I need to get out of my comfort zone a little bit more often.
This cocktail is a bouquet of floral notes balanced by the relative sharpness of the tequila. I used a fairly large amount of the Creme de Violette because I wanted to achieve a specific color, but I didn’t find that it overpowered the drink, probably due to both the tequila and the addition of the soda. I did use a store bought lavender soda, but it could be easily substituted for homemade lavender simple syrup and club soda.
1.50 oz. Código 1530 Rosa Blanco Tequila
0.50 oz. Crème de Violette
0.50 oz. lemon juice
0.25 oz. Chareau Aloe Liqueur
0.25 oz. St. Germain
Top with Dry Sparkling Lavender Soda
Combine all ingredient, except soda, in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until slightly diluted, pour into coupe. Top with lavender soda.