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Violet King Cocktail


Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey from Tuthilltown Spirits, with its “notes of marzipan and roasted corn,” is a good match for sweet violets.


violet flowers (gently rinsed and dried on paper towels)

distilled water

1 teaspoon Crème de Violette (violet liqueur)

1 jigger Tuthilltown Spirits Baby Bourbon Whiskey


In an Old Fashioned glass, stir violet liquor and whiskey together. Add a violet ice cube (see below) face up and serve.

To make violet ice cubes:

  1. Boil and cool the distilled water (this will make crystal-clear cubes).
  2. Fill a silicone ice cube tray (large, 2-inch-square cubes are ideal) 1/3 with the water.
  3. Place a violet flower face-down in each cube compartment. Freeze until firm.
  4. Remove tray from freezer and fill to 2/3, pressing flowers gently under the water if they float. Freeze until firm.
  5. Remove tray from freezer and fill to the top. Freeze until firm.


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