These cocktails prove that lilac is the new pink!

We were so excited to send out Artisan Drinks violet blossom tonics to our members this month - they have been a huge hit! Adding a complexity to the standard gin and tonic, the violet blossom tonics are worlds away from the sugary sweet taste of a lot of violet gins out there and we luuuurve the lilac hue that it gives your G&T!

We love a trend, especially a gin trend so we are completely jumping on the violet band wagon, and with the help of Artisan Drinks we have created a list of our favourite violet gin cocktails.

Violet Blossom Sour

Ingredients:

30ml gin
20ml white vermouth
15ml lemon juice
10ml crème de violette
5ml absinthe
10ml egg white
60ml Artisan Violet Blossom Tonic

Method:

Add all ingredients but tonic to a cocktail shaker and dry shake. Add ice, wet shake and strain into a coupette. Top with Artisan Violet Blossom Tonic and garnish with an edible flower.


Romeo’s Perfect G&T

Ingredients:

50ml Romeo’s Gin
150ml Artisan Violet Blossom Tonic
Pink peppercorn & lime, to garnish

Method:

Add 50ml of Romeo’s Gin to a copa glass. Add ice, top up with tonic and garnish with the pink peppercorns & lime in your May Gin of the Month box.

Top Tip: Try freezing your pink peppercorns in ice or suspending them in a loose-leaf tea strainer if you don’t like bits floating in your drink.

Aviation

Ingredients:

35ml gin
10ml maraschino liqueur
5ml crème de violette
15ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Method:

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
Fine strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.