A gin that contains no sweetening agents; usually around 40% ABV. Try Monkey 47.
The most common fruit juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; pure citric acid. Lemon juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A liqueur distilled from Marasca cherries, that grow along the Dalmatian coast.
A liqueur made with natural and/or artifical violet flower flavoring and coloring, usually based with Brandy or a neutral spirit.
In cocktails, cherries are sweetened in a brine, like maraschino cherries (marr-ə-SKEE-noh) or in brandy, like brandied cherries. They are usually used as a garnish, muddled into the cocktail, or used simple for their sweetened brine.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry. #shake #straight
Creme Yvette is a common sub for creme de violette.