I tried to get some Benoit Serres Liqueur de Violette while we were in France but unfortunately I did not find any of the dark purple liqueur. I did not want to go down to Toulouse to secure a bottle of Violette liqueur.
|Towerwater Violette Liqueur|
My search for violet liqueur started after I came across the Aviation cocktail and liked the shocking blue of the drink. The recipe includes Crème de Violette which gives the drink its blue colour. And so my search for violet liqueur started.
My philosophy in life is if you cannot find an ingredient, make it yourself. I think I needed more violets to get a deeper purple/blue liqueur that will give the Aviation cocktail its blue hue.