Saturday's Cocktail: Black Orchid

No, it's not the fragrance, but I bet this one smells heavenly.

I haven't actually tried this one yet, but I've placed a bottle of Creme de Violette on order at my local Alcoholic Beverage Control shop. Yes, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we still have a hard time getting our spirits.

Here is the recipe:

- 1 1/4 parts Grey Goose L'Orange vodka
- 3/4 parts creme de violette
- 3/4 parts lemon juice
- 1/2 parts simple syrup
- 1 dash peach bitters or orange bitters

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add all ingredients. Shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into martini cocktail glass and garnish with flower.

And if you're looking for any new bar accessories, take $10 off $75 Purchase at with code SW-8937. I am getting ready to order some martini glasses, as shockingly enough, I don't own a set. Don't ask me how that can be, as I have no answer for you.

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