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This cocktail was invented in New York just before Prohibition. The name comes from the sky blue hue imparted by the crème de violette.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Beefeater Gin
  • ¼ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • ½ oz. freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ¼ oz. simple syrup
  • ¼ oz. crème de violette

Preparation:

  1. Combine Beefeater, Luxardo and fresh‐squeezed lemon juice in mixing glass.
  2. Add ice to mixing tin.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into service glass.
  5. Slowly and carefully pour Crème de Violette down the wall of the service glass so as to create a layered effect.

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