What’s your favorite Julie Andrews movie? Most people would likely say Mary Poppins or The Sound of Music, but have you seen Victor Victoria? A woman impersonating a man impersonating a woman in 1930s Paris. It’s comedic gold! And this tasty tipple shares in the art deco vibe being served in the movie while the citrusy, sweet, & floral flavors leave you just as intrigued as Julie Andrews’ performance.
She is one of my favorite actresses for many reasons. The first words that come to mind for me when I think about her are sweet, a little sassy, sophisticated, fun, witty! I sought to capture that essence with this light, citrusy cocktail, and I believe I did it! It’s sweet without being too sweet. It’s spirit forward, but well-balanced. And lavender adds an air of sophistication to any recipe. Simply put, it’s the whole package!
Step 1: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
What is Creme de Violet? Creme de Violet is a floral liqueur made from infused violet buds and blossoms. It has a distinct floral taste and purple hue.
Step 2: Pour into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Pro tip: Put your glass in the freezer at least 30 minutes before serving to chill. Take it out just before pouring– this ensures that your cocktail will stay at its desired temperature for as long as possible.
I used Sonoma Syrup Co’s lavender syrup for this recipe, because I love the brand and their high-quality line of syrups, but making your own syrups at home is a lot of fun too. It also allows you to control the flavor and sweetness. My recommendation? Shake up a Julie Andrews vodka cocktail and put on Victor Victoria for a fun way to unwind this weekend!