Violet Fizz
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Violet Fizz
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.73 / 5
A popular variation to the classic Gin Fizz. Commonly made with Crème de Violet but I use Bols Parfait Amour because it's easier to come by. Apparently very popular in ... more A popular variation to the classic Gin Fizz. Commonly made with Crème de Violet but I use Bols Parfait Amour because it's easier to come by. Apparently very popular in Japan.
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Base ingredient
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Parfait Amour
Alcohol content
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15% | 2.93 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
90ml 3.04oz 9cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl

Method
How to make a Violet Fizz

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the gin, parfait amour and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled glass
Top up with 7up and serve
~ You could replace the 7up with sparkling water if you prefer. ~

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the ingredients for a Violet Fizz?

To properly shake a Violet Fizz, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the lemon juice, gin, and Parfait Amour to the shaker. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds or until the outside of the shaker feels very cold. This integrates the ingredients well and adds a slight dilution and chill that enhances the flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Violet Fizz?

A slice of lemon or a few fresh violet petals (if available) work beautifully as garnishes for a Violet Fizz. These garnishes complement the citrus and floral notes of the cocktail, enhancing its presentation and giving a hint of the flavors to expect before the first sip.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific time or occasion best suited for serving a Violet Fizz?

The Violet Fizz, with its refreshing and floral notes, is perfect for spring and summer occasions. It's particularly well-suited for afternoon garden parties, brunches, or as a welcome drink at a wedding reception held in the warmer months. Its light and refreshing character makes it a delightful choice for daytime events.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for Parfait Amour if I don't have it?

If Parfait Amour is unavailable, you can substitute it with Crème de Violette for a similar floral violet flavor. However, keep in mind that Crème de Violette is less sweet and more potent in flavor, so you may want to adjust the quantity slightly according to taste. Additionally, a touch of simple syrup could help balance the sweetness.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Violet Fizz?

To create a non-alcoholic version of a Violet Fizz, you can substitute the gin with a non-alcoholic gin alternative and use a non-alcoholic violet syrup instead of Parfait Amour. Maintain the lemon juice and lemon-lime soda proportions to keep the balance of flavors. This version will still offer the delightful floral and citrusy essence of the original cocktail.

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