FOOD / 27

this week i was met with a very difficult decision to make…GIN or WHISKEY? well, i made it easy on myself and chose both!

for this particular recipe i recommend gathering a few friends around a table of snacks and maybe a game of uno and sip til your heart’s content.

ps. although crumble would imply there is some sort of sweet crispy cake topping, there is no such thing. the crumble is what will happen to you if you drink too many of these. so, good luck!

what you’ll need:
• 4 oz creme de violette
• 1 liter of lemon soda (or make your own with fresh squeezed lemon juice and club soda!)
• 4 oz honey syrup
• lemon wedges
• maraschino cherries (and a couple spoonfuls of the syrup, too)
• a bunch of ice
• gin AND whiskey

what to do:
• first you need to make the aforementioned honey syrup.
• heat 1 cup honey and 1 cup water in a pan, stirring until it simmers then remove from heat. once cooled you can pour it into a cute jam jar or glass bottle and store in the fridge.

get set:
• place four ice filled low ball glasses on the table
• add a lemon wedge to each as well as some cocktail picked cherries
• fill each glass half way with lemon soda

then you shake:
• in a cocktail shaker add a handful of ice, the creme de violette, honey syrup and a couple tablespoons of maraschino syrup
• and shake, and shake, and shake, and shake!
• disperse this beautiful purple concoction equally into the four glasses.

now, the hard part:
• force your guests to pick sides – gin or whiskey
• pour, stir, cheers…enjoy

i chose whiskey cause i like the kick, but gin is still a totally respectable choice. heck, if you are looking for something even lighter, just forgo the G or W. it’s still super duper delicious.

{ column + photos by jen gotch, design by designlovefest – want more recipes? go here! }



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  • 1. jen  |  July 13th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    beautiful glasses.

  • 2. Leah // Freutcake  |  July 13th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Yowza! This drink deserves the name ‘Crumble’…sounds delicious and certainly packs a punch.

  • 3. BougieHippie  |  July 13th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    wow you’re a brawdy girly girl…gin or whiskey?!

  • 4. Mollika  |  July 13th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    yumm! this looks delicious and is the perfect drink for our unusually dark & stormy LA weather! thanks for sharing!!

  • 5. sarah.a  |  July 13th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    looks yummy but in australia you can buy violet crumble candy/chocolate bar! check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_Crumble

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  • 7. ANN  |  July 16th, 2012 at 5:32 am

    yhmm….. mmmmm….. yummy !

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  • 8. Cindy  |  July 16th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I am coveting those glasses – where did you get them?

    ps: My husband and I are big fans of Plymouth gin; without a doubt, the smoothest gin I have ever had!!!

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