Monday, April 11, 2011


Spring is here and we couldn't be happier!!!  Actually, we'll be happier once summer is here because then we can start rocking out to our favorite 80's summer-themed songs like Summer Girls by this dashing fellow in his sexy floral-print vest:

But on a far more sophisticated note, we would like to thank the lovely gourmet French company Monin, who recently sent us a bottle of their amazingly tasty and beautiful Violet syrup!  The possibilities for this syrup are endless, but to kick off the season we wanted something simple and fresh!  This cocktail creation is perfect for spring, and it's even more perfect if you still have some lemons left on your backyard tree!  And who could forget our last lemon-picking adventure?

Photo by Keith Seaman


2 ounces vodka
2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ ounce violet syrup
Crushed ice

Add vodka, lemon juice and violet syrup to a shaker with crushed ice and shake vigorously until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain into a martini glass and enjoy!

You made it through the winter, and for that you deserve a cocktail!


  1. yum! i had a violet cocktail a few months back at a bar in santa monica. it was the same lovely shade!

    would be honered if you ladies participated in my friday cocktail party, too!

  2. This is my favorite spring post!! I will be mixing up some violet-tinis for some of my friends on our upcoming girls night!


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