Drinking Through History
Join us as we learn about the history of cocktails dating back to the 1800’s one sip at a time.
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
Mix all the ingredients into a metal shaker, add a large ice cube and stir until the drink is thoroughly chilled.
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.
Spring / Summer
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