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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.
pictureSunrise (pousse Cafe)
pictureSnowball Cocktail #2
pictureRainbow (liqueur)
pictureFlag Cocktail
pictureHappy Thought

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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