Wondering what the best Creme de Violette cocktails are? If you’ve got a bottle of liqueur de violetteto use up, I’ve got you covered with this guide! There are so many delicious cocktails to choose from.
Do you have a bottle of Creme de Violette that’s been hanging around in your liquor cabinet forever? Wondering how to use it up?
There are so many amazing Creme de Violette drinks out there!
Crème de violette is flavored with violets, and has a sweet-floral flavor profile that’s similar to violet candies that were popular in the early to mid-20th century. It’s flavor is similar to a sweet tart candy. And, though the name has “creme” in it, it’s actually not creamy at all. Instead, it’s a clear, purple hued liqueur.
Creme de Violette costs on average $30 for a 750-ml bottle at the liquor store.
I typically use it in my favorite Aviation Cocktail, but it’s also a key ingredient to many other cocktail recipes!
So let’s get started!
The BEST Creme de Violette Cocktails: The Lineup
The Aviation Gin Fizz recipe combines Empress 1908 Gin, crème de violette, orgeat and lemon juice. The addition of egg white makes it frothy and delicious.
Lemony Violet and Hibiscus Cocktail. Just because we’re having cocktails at home doesn’t mean we can’t make something special. This one is actually pretty simple – it’s just a little foam-and-petal finish that elevates it to treat status. Its prettiness and the floral flavors from the Empress, crème de violette, and hibiscus make staying in a not-too-shabby option!
The newest addition to the boozy dessert float with a refreshing strawberry gelato, fresh lavender and mint, Creme de Violette and Wit Beer. This will quickly become your new favourite dessert this summer!
With its unique, deep blue color and effervescent charm, this Champagne cocktail is perfect for New Year’s Eve or any other festive occasion. The subtle floral hints of crème de violette pair perfectly with the bright, seasonal citrus and your favorite gin. Leftover crème de violette can be stirred…
Wondering what the best Creme de Violette cocktails are? Here's 17+ of the BEST cocktails to make with creme de violette. Try this Aviation Gin Fizz recipe. It combines Empress 1908 Gin, crème de violette, orgeat and lemon juice. The addition of egg white makes it frothy and delicious.