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Violette Femme Cocktail: A Zelda Fitzgerald-Inspired Libation.

By: Maren Swanson • March 4th, 2017
Violette Femme Cocktail: A Zelda Fitzgerald-Inspired Libation.

I love pretty drinks! Can’t you tell? Ever since Valentine’s Day has come and gone, I’ve been focusing on pink-ish drinks with “femme” details. I’ve also discovered some new and fun liqueurs in the process of testing my new creations and in the middle of it all, I stumbled up a delicious mixture of all these elements! I call my new drink Violet Femme and I must admit, I love sipping on this Prohibition-style cocktail while watching one of my favorite new television shows on Amazon, Zelda.
Zelda: An Amazon Television Series

If you’ve watched the show Zelda more than once, then you are probably addicted just like I am. Christina Ricci plays F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s fashionable and fun wife, Zelda Fitzgerald. The 1920s power couple prances around from party to party drinking practically everything in the path, which seems in excess at times, but gosh they do it with such style!

Liqueur de Violettes

My Violette Femme cocktail is made with vodka, Liqueur de Violettes (made from actual French violettes), Marashino Liqueur and fresh lemon juice. Yes, it’s a boozy cocktail, but it’s slightly sweet and easy on the tastebuds. To “jazz up” my drink, I served it a fancy gold-rimmed coupe glass and garnished it with an edible pansy – much like the look of a Violette flower. Very Gatsby, wouldn’t you say?

Violette Femme Cocktail: A Zelda Fitzgerald-Inspired Libation.

Impress your guests with this “Zelda” inspired craft cocktail and go glam with the details. Cheers!

Violette Femme Cocktail

Violette Femme Cocktail: A Zelda Fitzgerald-Inspired Libation.


  • 2 oz good quality vodka
  • 3/4 oz Liqueur de Violettes
  • 3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • ice

  • Garnish:
  • edible pansy or lemon twist


    Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Secure shaker top and shake until tin turns frosty cold. Strain liquid into a coupe glass and garnish with an edible pansy or lemon twist. Enjoy!

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