Cocktails & Spirits

Kiss My Cocktail: The SKYY Violet

Know anyone with a February birthday? Here's a drink perfect for those wacky Aquarians and sensitive Pisceans, since it is the color of their birthstone (amethyst). By the way, it was created by Jon Gasparini, co-founder of a San Francisco-based cocktail catering company called Rye on the Road, so hit him up if you have any questions. Don't ask us anything; we only borrowed the recipe.

Oh, and ironically the word "amethyst" comes from the Greek meaning "not drunken," but don't let that stop you from suckin' a few down -- we ain't in Athens, you know.


The SKYY Violet

1 1/2 oz. SKYY Vodka
3/4 oz. Creme de Violette
3 oz. dry sparkling wine (such as Drusian Prosecco)
3 dashes Fee Brothers or Angostura orange bitters

Directions: Stir SKYY Vodka, orange bitters and Creme de Violette with ice. Strain into champagne coupe or flute and top with wine. Top with zest of an orange and garnish with orange twist.

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