Crème de Violette

Makes 12 ounces

  • 1 cup violet blossoms, calyx (green stem) removed
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Food Coloring, if desired

Place violets in a pint mason Jar

Pour vodka over

Allow to infuse until color almost bleaches from violets, about 2-3 days.

Strain through a coffee filter-lined sieve.

In a heavy saucepan, heat water & sugar until sugar dissolves. cool this simple syrup

Add syrup to infused vodka store in refrigerator

The Light lavender color will fade over a week’s time, So add food coloring, If desired, To Maintain the color’s vibrancy.