17+ Best Creme de Violette Cocktails

Wondering what the best Creme de Violette cocktails are? If you’ve got a bottle of liqueur de violette to use up, I’ve got you covered with this guide! There are so many delicious cocktails to choose from.

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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 cocktails with creme de violette 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.

Bottle of creme de violette on serving tray.

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

Side view of aviation cocktail in etched glass coupe.
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.
Aviation Gin Fizz
Two aviation cocktails garnished with cherries next to alcohol bottles.
The Aviation Cocktail combines crème de violette, maraschino cherry liqueur and a bit of lemon juice for a perfectly sweet and tart cocktail that’s as pretty as it is delicious.
Aviation Cocktail
The Water Lily Cocktail gin – creme de violette – orange – lemon – sparkling
Get the RECIPE from Stir and Strain
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!
Get the RECIPE from thebitterfairy
Try out this Creme Degompers for an ultra fizzy treat!
Get the RECIPE from Gompers Distillery
This cocktail is a riff on a classic Tom Collins-minus the cherry, plus sweet floral notes from fragrant elderflower and violet liqueurs.
Get the RECIPE from hungrygirlporvida.com
Gin Violette Cocktail is a fun and colorful cocktail with a floral and herbaceous note. The drink is made with gin, Crème de Violette, red wine, egg whites, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
Get the RECIPE from Spoonabilities
The Daiquiri cocktail is a classic rum-sour drink. Fresh, zesty, tart yet sweet, it’s a great short drink to sip upon, especially on hot days. This violet cocktail is a simple twist on the classic.
Get the RECIPE from Little Sugar Snaps
Refreshing homemade lemonade topped with creme de violette liqueur for a fun and floral twist! 
Get the RECIPE from Post Little Designs
Peach Violet Empress Gin Sour
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This creme de violette spritz has a delicate floral taste that pairs well with the light fizz of Prosecco. It’s a stunning summer sipper.
Get the RECIPE from Good Food Stories
This Creme De Violette Pink Lemonade Cocktail is easy, refreshing and delicious. It’s great for a bridal shower or at home happy hour!
Get the RECIPE from Tasting with Tina
Elevate your holiday with a Sparkling Purple Gin Cocktail! Empress Gin & Elderflower Liqueur make this champagne cocktail a party favorite.
Get the RECIPE from superman cooks
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!
Get the RECIPE from Liqculture.com
Midnight sparkler creme de violette cocktails.
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…
Get the RECIPE from Epicurious
Sweet, floral, and effervescent, my Violet & St Germain Spritz is flavored with delicate elderflower liqueur and creme de violette!
Get the RECIPE from Emily Laurae
Sanderson Sisters Potion
This purple Sarah Sanderson cocktail is the perfect Halloween cocktail! Great for a Hocus Pocus party or Halloween party,Based on a classic Aviation cocktail & made with Empress 1908 gin!
Get the RECIPE from Gastronomblog.com

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17+ BEST Creme de Violette Cocktails

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.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 1 ½ ounces Empress 1908 gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce creme de violette
  • ¼ ounce orgeat
  • 1 egg white
  • Maraschino cherry (for garnish)


  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Dry shake (without ice) for 20 seconds. Add ice and continue shaking for 20 seconds longer.
  • Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!
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Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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