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Elizabeth Taylor Cocktail

Elizabeth Taylor Cocktail

Inspired by the actress’ famous violet colored eyes, the Elizabeth Taylor is a delicate floral cocktail crafted from compound Gin, herbal infused white wine and Violet petal liqueur.

We enjoyed this cocktail with our homemade Bootleg Botanicals Botanical Gin but I could see this working with an Old Tom or Uncle Val’s in a pinch.


  • 1 ounce Compound Gin
  • 1 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • 1/4 ounce Creme de Violette
  • Combine

    Mix all the ingredients into a metal shaker, add a large ice cube and stir until the drink is thoroughly chilled.

  • Serve

    Strain your cocktail into a 4 ounce stemmed cocktail glass and garnish with a violet flower if desired.

    The Elizabeth Cocktail is lovely served in a classic coupe glass. If you have one, a vintage piece is the perfect size for this dainty drink.




3-4 ounces

Glass Style:



Spring / Summer

Pro Tip:

Sorry Bond but Gin cocktails should always be stirred and not shaken! Shaking your Gin over ice causes it to become cloudy and ruins the presentation of your masterpiece.


Measurements & Terms

  • Pony = 1 fluid ounce
  • Typical “shot” = 1-1/2 fluid ounces
  • Jigger = 1-1/2 fluid ounces
  • Bar Spoon = 5 ML or 1 Teaspoon
  • Splash / Dash = Approx. 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Dram = 1/8 fluid ounce