Whether you are celebrating King Charles Coronation, The Kentucky Derby, or just toasting summer party season, Great Britian's love of gin and flowers reigns supreme in Prince of Scots Ultraviolet Gimlet.
Springtime is an amazing time for florals, celebrations, and creating cocktails from the botantical flavors. Gin originated as a medicinal liquor made by monks and alchemists across Europe. Gin is a distilled alcoholic drink that derives its flavour from juniper berries and other botanical ingredients. Add a Floral flavor makes a perfect match.
Violets have so much to offer, whether added to a flower arrangement, a bed in your garden, or recipes. Dating back to ancient Greek times, their purple-blue blossoms are seen as symbols of loyalty and purity. As one of the first plants to bloom in the spring, violets are also attractive to a variety of pollinators, including bees and hummingbirds.
We begin the Ultraviolet Gimlet with a violet simple syrup. Our recipe can be made at home. Violet Simple Syrup can also be purchased readymade.
How to Make Violet Simple Syrup
- 1 ½ Cup Water bring to boil, remove from heat,
- add 3 cups of violets to hot water
- cover for 24 hours
- strain the flowers
- return water to medium heat
- add 1 ½ cup sugar, stir over medium until sugar dissolves. Do not overheat.
- Mixture will appear blue. Add 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice to bring up the color violet.
- Keep refrigerated. Shelf Life 5 days
How to Make Ultraviolet Gimlet
2 ½ Ounces of Gin
½ Ounce fresh lime juice
½ Ounce violet simple syrup
Shake in Prince of Scots Copper Cocktail Shaker to create ice cold drink, strain into glass
Garnish with mini lime slice with violet.
Cheers to Good Taste!