Miss Taylor
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Miss Taylor
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.94 / 5
We invented this signature cocktail for my daughter's wedding in 2013. It's a mashup of the French 75 and the Aviation. The trick is to get it the exact color ... more We invented this signature cocktail for my daughter's wedding in 2013. It's a mashup of the French 75 and the Aviation. The trick is to get it the exact color of Elizabeth Taylor's eyes.
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Gin
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Lemon
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20.41% | 3.22 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Miss Taylor elegantly combines the botanicals of gin with the floral hints of crème de violette, topped with bubbly champagne for a sophisticated toast. This cocktail is a poetic homage to classic glamour with a modern twist.

Method
How to make a Miss Taylor

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Chill a large martini glass
Add gin and crème de violette to a mixing glass filled with ice
Stir for 30 seconds, then strain into the glass
Top up with champagne
Garnish with a lemon twist and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Creme De Violette and how does it influence the taste of Miss Taylor?

Creme De Violette is a violet flower-flavored liqueur known for its distinct floral and sweet flavors. In the Miss Taylor cocktail, it contributes a unique floral note that complements the botanical gin and adds a subtle sweetness that balances with the dryness of the champagne or prosecco.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Miss Taylor to enhance its flavors?

The Miss Taylor cocktail should be served in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cold temperature. To enhance its flavors, make sure the champagne or prosecco is well-chilled before mixing, as the coldness emphasizes the effervescence and crispness of the drink, balancing well with the gin and Creme De Violette.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Miss Taylor cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Miss Taylor cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to preserve the clarity and carbonation of the champagne or prosecco. Shaking a cocktail with carbonated ingredients can lead to a loss of effervescence and result in a cloudy appearance. Stirring gently mixes the ingredients while maintaining the desired texture and visual appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Miss Taylor compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 20.41%, Miss Taylor is moderately alcoholic compared to other classic cocktails. It's slightly higher in alcohol content than light cocktails like the Aperol Spritz but lower than spirits-heavy cocktails such as a Martini or Manhattan. This makes it a balanced choice for those seeking a middle ground in terms of alcohol strength.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with the Miss Taylor cocktail?

The floral and slightly sweet profile of Miss Taylor pairs well with light appetizers and seafood dishes. Think of pairing it with canapés, smoked salmon, or a light cheese platter. The cocktail's botanical notes from the gin also make it a great match for herb-infused dishes, offering a harmonious balance between food and drink.

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