As the summer starts to wane, I thought it only appropriate to drink a toast in honor of the hot sunrises, the sunburns, and the countless sunglasses that gave their all in order for me not to be blinded by the brightness.
Seriously- how beautiful is this cocktail?! It's the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. Light enough to enjoy for a weekend brunch, and refreshing enough to sip for happy hour, I highly recommend you try this little beauty out!
I'll admit- I was a little salty about buying a $30 bottle of Creme de Violette, but trust me- that stuff is strangely delicious. You can always use it to jazz up champagne or sparkling water, so just bite the bullet and stock the bar.
Stormy Morning Cocktail
- 1.5 ounces Creme de Violette
- 1.5 ounces elderflower liquor (I recommend St. Germain)
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 4 ounces champagne
Pour first three ingredients into a shaker with a few cubes of ice. Shake 10 seconds, then pour over ice into a tall glass and top with champagne. Enjoy!