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crème de violette

Type

Liqueurs, flower-flavored

Also known as

creme de violet, liqueur de violette, violet liqueur

Description

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.

Flavor

violet petals

Availability

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

Substitute

parfait amour (imperfect substitute)

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 23 recipes in CocktailDB.
pictureDemeanor Cocktail
pictureSunrise (pousse Cafe)
pictureFlag Cocktail
pictureAttention Cocktail
picturePousse Cafe Variation #12
pictureRainbow

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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