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crème de violette


Liqueurs, flower-flavored

Also known as

creme de violet, liqueur de violette, violet liqueur


Generic for a usually-French liqueur with natural and/or artificial violet flower flavoring and coloring with either a brandy base, a neutral spirit base, or a combination of the two. Nowadays known almost exclusively as *liqueur* de violette. A noted brand is Benoit Serres Liqueur de Violette, though it remains very difficult to find -- even in France. The Benoit product has a neutral spirit base to which is added a smaller portion of Armagnac.


violet petals


Limited availability. Produced and sold in France. Known to be distributed in parts of Europe. Export and/or distribution unreliable. Rarely exported. Regional.


parfait amour (imperfect substitute)

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 23 recipes in CocktailDB.
pictureIrish Elegance Cocktail
pictureFlag Cocktail
pictureRainbow Variation
pictureViolet Fizz
pictureLillian Russell
pictureRainbow (liqueur)

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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