Stop by Napa Valley Distillery’s Tasting Room and Bar Shop and try some of their classics along with their Crème De Violette, one of the newest additions to their lineup of world class spirits!
Crème De Violette is a sweet liqueur made with violet flowers. Though the name suggests the addition of cream, the word crème refers to the silky smooth texture and mouthfeel of the liqueur. In true Napa Valley Distillery form, they’ve decided to break from tradition just enough to stand out from the crowd. Previously difficult to obtain in the United States, Crème De Violette is a sweet liqueur made with violet flowers. NVD’s Crème de Violette is made from a base of neutral brandy, and includes three additional botanicals to complement the violets and add complexity. They also decided to bottle it at a higher ABV than other Crème De Violettes, allowing it to highlight any cocktail in an elegant fashion. Finally, they used natural means to add the distinctive color, ensuring that their Crème De Violette makes its presence known in any cocktail, and on any bar!
Try Napa Valley Distillery’s twist on the classic Aviation Cocktail!
2oz NVD Old Hollywood Ginn
.75oz Maraschino Liqueur
.5oz fresh lemon juice
.25oz Creme De Violette
Luxardo Maraschino Cherry (optional)
Add optional maraschino cherry to a coupe glass. Add all ingredients and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into prepared coupe. Garnish and serve.