Violet Daiquiri
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Violet Daiquiri
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The Violet Daiquiri is a floral and citrus-infused variation of the classic Daiquiri cocktail, distinguished by its unique incorporation of violet syrup. It combines the tartness of fresh lime juice ... more The Violet Daiquiri is a floral and citrus-infused variation of the classic Daiquiri cocktail, distinguished by its unique incorporation of violet syrup. It combines the tartness of fresh lime juice with the smoothness of white rum, while the violet syrup adds a sweet, fragrant dimension that elevates the drink's complexity and provides an alluring hue. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the Violet Daiquiri is often garnished with real flower petals, enhancing its visual appeal and reinforcing its botanical character. The drink is a refreshing choice for those who appreciate a balance of floral and citrus notes with a refined sweetness in their cocktails.
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22.86% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Violet Daiquiri

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into chilled cocktail glass
Float some petals from a violet or a rose on the top as a garnish, and serve
~ I used Monin’s violet liqueur. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Float  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is violet syrup, and where can I find it?

Violet syrup is a sweet, floral syrup made from violet flowers. It's known for its distinctive purple color and unique flavor, which adds a floral note to cocktails. You can find violet syrup in specialty food stores, online, or you can make it at home by infusing simple syrup with violet petals.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake a Violet Daiquiri to get the best texture and temperature?

To properly shake a Violet Daiquiri, fill a shaker with the lime juice, white rum, violet syrup, and plenty of ice. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This method chills the drink, mixes the ingredients thoroughly, and introduces tiny air bubbles, giving the cocktail a slightly frothy texture.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works best with a Violet Daiquiri?

A simple and elegant garnish for a Violet Daiquiri is a lime wheel or twist. For something that highlights its floral notes, consider an edible violet or lavender sprig. These garnishes complement the cocktail's flavors and enhance its visual appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Violet Daiquiri compare to a standard Daiquiri?

The alcohol content of a Violet Daiquiri is about 22.86%, which is slightly higher due to the addition of violet syrup when compared to a standard Daiquiri. Standard Daiquiris usually have a slightly lower alcohol content, as they consist mostly of rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, with the proportions favoring a lower overall alcohol volume.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I make a Violet Daiquiri using a different type of rum?

Absolutely! While white rum is traditionally used in a Daiquiri for its clean, light flavor, you can experiment with other types of rum. Dark rum will give the drink a richer, more complex flavor, while spiced rum can add an intriguing warmth and depth. Just keep in mind that the change in rum type might also change the overall flavor profile of your Violet Daiquiri.

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