Hush and Wonder

Toby Maloney

The Violet Hour - Chicago

This rum-based cocktail features a Crème de Violette rinse, which gives the drink an elegant, floral undertone.


1/4 ounce Crème de Violette
2 ounces rum (preferably Matusalem brand)
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
11 drops grapefruit bitters


Pour the Crème de Violette into a coupe glass. Swirl and tip the glass to fully coat its inner surface with the Crème de Violette. Pour out the Crème de Violette and set aside the glass.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then strain into the rinsed coupe glass. Serve without a garnish.


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