I needed a champagne cocktail to brighten a dreary winter day. This recipe uses in-season Meyer lemons and Galliano herbal liqueur along with champagne. It’s dry and a bit tart, which is just what I wanted. If you prefer a little sweetness, add a splash or two of simple syrup.
Wine and Beer Recipes
Champagne cocktails are a fun way to celebrate … or just feel like you’re celebrating. The Shrinking Violet gets its delicate flavor and lovely color from crème de violette, a brandy-based liqueur made with violets. The liqueur gives a delicate sweetness and floral aroma to the cocktail, complementing the champagne rather than covering it up. Add a pansy, violet or viola for garnish!