Thursday, October 11, 2012

drink of the week | Resting Violets

corazon reposado tequila, dry vermouth, creme de violette, st germain, orange bitters
The ingredient list is robust. Tequila, vermouth and a double dose of liquors plus a dash of orange bitters; this shiny grey and purple hued martini seamlessly combines five ingredients for a remarkably clean tasting drink. The versatile liquors: Creme de Violette and St Germain play nicely together, lending their distinctly floral and sweet notes upfront. The dry vermouth subtly adds its bitterness into the mix and provides necessary balance. Then the tequila kicks in, exactly as you'd hoped it would for a final punch at the end. Order this gem the next time you find yourself bar side at Russel House Tavern. 

P.S. read about lunch at Russel House here and dinner (restaurant week) here.

10 comments:

  1. Never had Creme de Violette but definitely interested in having it. This drink sounds delicious and a little dangerous!

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  2. I definitely wouldn't think to order that on my own, but now I want to try it!

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  3. I find myself at the Russell House Tavern bar quite often, so I will have to give this a try next time I'm there!

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  4. sounds good plus it looks pretty

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  5. RH really does have the best cocktails! I am very intrigues by creme de violette!

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  6. I love your drink of the week posts! We need a cocktail hour soon. :)

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  7. Love this! I'm a Creme de Violette fan, but always have it in an aviation. Looking forward to experimenting with tequila now!

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  8. I have had some amazing drinks at RHT but haven't tried this one yet. One to add to the list.

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