You guys. My friend Kelsey is a serious cocktail genius. She wouldn't tell you that herself, but it's true. Every time we go to her and her hub's place, she always has a scrumptious little drink whipped up. Yummy cocktails and good conversation are what I have come to expect when entering her seriously homey space.
When I started Feast & Dwell I asked if she would be interested in sharing a cocktail once a month and she was so excited (as was I!), so I'm thrilled to finally be sharing the first of many posts titled "Cocktails with Kels."
We wanted to start with something Spring-y since it's Spring (in case you hadn't noticed), and I think this cocktail that Kels came up with is perfect. The drink is called The Blue Lady which is fitting since it's definitely a girly drink (girls' night, anyone?), and well, it's blue! Kels uses créme de violette (introduced to her by her cocktail-wizard cousin, Eric) in this drink which gives it a blue hue and a hint of violet flavor. Mixed with lemon, simple syrup and Hendricks gin, you really cannot go wrong with this drink. It's so light and delicious and perfect for sipping on a Spring night with your gals.
THE BLUE LADY
- 2 oz Hendricks Gin
- 1 oz Créme de Violette
- 1/2 oz Noilly Prat Vermouth
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- Fill shaker halfway with ice
- Add gin and créme de violette
- Squeeze half of a lemon into shaker
- Add simple syrup
- Shake in shaker until well mixed
- To serve, pour into glass (you probably want to use a clear glass so you can see the lovely color!) and garnish with greenery.