This gorgeous cocktail is from the “Elegant Sips” chapter of the book. It has a delicate floral flavor because it contains liqueurs made from violets and elderflowers. Combine that with the light, botanical taste of genever (aka Dutch gin), and you have a drink that should be sipped while wearing a tuxedo or evening gown.
2 ounces genever (such as Bols)
1 ounce creme de violette (such as Rothman & Winter)
1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germain)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for about 15 seconds. Strained into a chilled cocktail glass. Optional: garnish with violets.
Photo by Jackson Stakeman