The Purple Puritan
It doesn’t matter where you’re at, if you order an Empress Gin cocktail, it’s going to turn some heads. There’s just something so mesmerizing about that color. I always have a deeper appreciation for a spirit after meeting the makers & seeing the where & how it was made. After visiting Victoria Distillers in BC in Sept. 2018, it’s been fun using their naturally indigo gin in various cocktails like this one.
2 oz Empress Gin
¾ oz Cocchi Americano (blanc vermouth)
¼ oz Green Chartreuse
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Stir with ice until chilled, then strain into an absinthe-rinsed coupe. Gently express a lemon peel over the top of the drink & garnish with a twist.