Happy Hour {Empress Blue Moon}

I couldn’t stay away from the Empress for too long. :-) This Blue Moon cocktail was intriguing to me as I had never heard of or tasted Creme de Violette. It’s not as sweet as I had imagined, but it does have a lovely floral taste. I can’t wait to try a few more Creme de Violette creations I’ve pinned!

Empress Blue Moon

This cocktail is based on Hugo Ensslin’s 1916 Aviation recipe, merely omitting the Maraschino.

2 ounces high-quality gin
1/2 ounces Creme de Violette
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, Creme de Violette, and lemon juice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. I garnished with a cherry.

Other Empress Cocktails

Empress 75

A cocktail made for celebration, the Empress 75 is sparkling, effervescent and deliciously sippable. Think of it as a graduated mimosa.

Empress Royal Hawaiian

Tall, tropical and tasty. If you’ve ever wanted a sip of sunshine, the Royal Hawaiian is as close as you’ll get.

Cool as a Cucumber

A fresh twist on the beloved gimlet cocktail, the Cool As A Cucumber brings tart, herbal spring flavours into the spotlight.

Empress Layover

Take a break with this delightful and delicious cocktail. Hints of cucumber and rosemary make the Layover a perfect drink to sit back and relax with.

Empress Aviation

Balanced with a touch of sweetness, the Empress Aviation is an early 20th century classic revamped and ready for take-off.

Empress Blue Moon

This cocktail is based on Hugo Ensslin’s 1916 Aviation recipe, merely omitting the Maraschino.

Watermelon Sugar

The Watermelon Sugar cocktail is the summer sip you’ve been waiting for. With the refreshing flavours of watermelon, lime, and basil this drink is bound to be a hit!

Empress Strawberry Basil Lemon Smash

The perfect cocktail for your summer harvest!

Empress & Elderflower

This spring-inspired take on our signature serve is delightfully refreshing with its subtle floral notes and bright citrus garnish.

We made it to Friday, y’all!


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