One of the highlights of spring is certainly the parties. As the weather warms up, we love to host happy hours and dinners at our home. And with April coming to a close and more sunshine on the way, I have my mind on a new rotation of cocktails for the season!
First up is this simple yet effervescent champagne cocktail, made with just 3 easy ingredients, including Creme de Violette which gives the bubbly bevy a beautiful floral essence and fragrance of spring.
Créme de Violette
Créme de Violette is a light and floral liqueur first made in France, with the natural aromas of violet blooms.
It’s got just a hint of sweetness and a soft violet hue and pairs quite perfectly with champagne.
After pairing creme de violette with champagne, I quickly came up with the name Champs de Violette for the cocktail.
This means “violet fields” in french, and seems perfectly suited for such a dreamy spring worthy beverage.
The splash of lemon pulls the flavors of the violet and champagne together making it the perfect cocktail for weekend toasts and patio sipping!
Grab the champagne coupes and don’t forget those beautiful viola blooms for garnish!
- 2 parts Creme de Violette
- 1 parts fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Dry Sparkling wine or Champagne
- Fresh viola edible blooms for garnish
Evenly pour 1 part creme de violette and 1/2 part lemon juice into two champagne coupes.
Top the coupes with dry sparkling wine or champagne.
The bubbles from the champagne will gently mix the cocktails.
Garnish with edible blooms.
Since there’s only 3 ingredients in the Champs de Violette cocktail, it’s an easy one to serve to small and large crowds.
Prep the cocktail in advance, by pre-pouring the liqueur and then adding the champagne or sparkling wine upon serving.
Be sure to bookmark this one and give it a try for weekend ahead! A must make for baby showers, birthdays, bridal showers and more!
I’ve got 3 parties coming up in May, one of which is a baby shower happening this weekend! More on the way soon.
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