This unique and rare liqueur is based on a mid-19th century French recipe and is made only in micro-batches by Swiss distiller Oliver Matter for Tempus Fugit Spirits. The protocol uses the finest French violets, traditionally hand-harvested in the sunny and historic Côte d'Azur, along the Mediterranean Sea, amongst the myriad of precious flowers cultivated in the region for the world's finest perfumes. This elegant elixir has a lower sugar content than the heavier 'crème'-style violet cordials, which more intensely highlights its delicate floral aromatics.
Tempus Fugit Spirits Liqueur de Violettes is your ideal ingredient for both historic and modern cocktails, especially the Aviation, drizzled into a flute of champagne or simply chilled on rocks and sipped on its own.
Deep fuchsia-pink with purple reflections. Intense floral nose with a powdery tinge. Sweet but not sticky, intense violet flavor and aroma, balanced finish and length.