What cocktails can I make with Crème de Violette?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a cocktail that features Creme de Violette as one of its ingredients. It has a high rating of 4.94 out of 5 and is a classic cocktail known as Aviation. The combination of Gin, Lemon Juice, Maraschino cherry liqueur, and Creme de Violette gives it a unique flavor profile.
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You asked: Crème de Violette cocktails. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Aviation cocktail is a classic and refreshing drink that dates back to the early 1900s. It was created by...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Maraschino cherry liqueur (15ml), Creme De Violette (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.94 / 5

Lavender French 75

The Lavender French 75 is a fragrant twist on the classic French 75 cocktail, renowned for its sophisticated blend of...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (30ml), Champagne / prosecco (60ml), Lavender Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Violet Martini

Now typically the Martini is a gin drink. Although vodka can be a trendy and fit replacement, it is still...

Vanilla vodka (45ml), Violet Syrup (15ml)

2 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Crème Anglaise

Created in 2004 by Simon Difford.

Advocaat (60ml), Cream (15ml), Vanilla vodka (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.26 / 5


The Liberation cocktail is a refreshing and floral drink that marries the bright, tartness of lemon juice with the complexity...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (60ml), Elderflower Liqueur (30ml), Creme De Violette (Dash)

4 ingredients
4.24 / 5


The Viola cocktail is an aesthetically pleasing layered shot that combines the deep, rich flavors of bourbon with the sweet,...

Bourbon (15ml), Lemon bitters (Dash), Violet Syrup (15ml)

3 ingredients
3.89 / 5

Petite Fleur

From Michael Walker's Cinzano Cocktail Book, the original has equal parts of each ingredient.

Cointreau (60ml), White rum (60ml), Grapefruit Juice (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Violet Fizz

A popular variation to the classic Gin Fizz. Commonly made with Crème de Violet but I use Bols Parfait Amour...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Lemon-Lime soda (90ml), Parfait Amour (45ml)

4 ingredients
3.73 / 5


The Parisian cocktail is a sophisticated, European-influenced drink that boasts a blend of gin's crisp botanicals, the sweet, rich berry...

Gin (60ml), Creme De Cassis (15ml), Red vermouth (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.72 / 5

Violet Daiquiri

The Violet Daiquiri is a floral and citrus-infused variation of the classic Daiquiri cocktail, distinguished by its unique incorporation of...

Lime juice (30ml), White rum (60ml), Violet Syrup (15ml)

3 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is Crème de Violette?

Crème de Violette is a violet-flavored liqueur made from violets and often brandy. It's known for its deep purple color and floral aroma.

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What does Crème de Violette taste like?

Crème de Violette has a sweet, floral taste with a slight hint of violet flowers. It is delicate and often used in small quantities to lend a unique flavor profile to cocktails.

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Can Crème de Violette be substituted in cocktails?

While Crème de Violette has a unique flavor, you can experiment with other floral or herbal liqueurs as substitutes, such as Parfait Amour or St-Germain, depending on the cocktail.

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How should I store Crème de Violette?

Crème de Violette should be stored in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Once opened, keep it tightly sealed to maintain its flavor.

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Is Crème de Violette alcohol content high?

Crème de Violette typically has an alcohol content between 20-30% ABV, which is lower than most base spirits like gin or vodka but similar to other liqueurs.

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