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Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette

  • Made from Queen Charlotte and March violets of the Alps
  • A pure violette with no added vanilla or fruit
  • Magical bridging ingredient in classic cocktails, e.g. Aviation and Blue Moon
  • Mix with dry or sweet sparkling wines
  • Purkhart has made award-winning eaux-de-vie and liqueurs since 1932

Among the native wildflowers found in the Alps are the Queen Charlotte and March Violets. Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette captures their fragrance and taste on a robust brandy base. This is a true expression, without any added vanilla or fruit, working as the magical bridging ingredient in so many classic cocktails. Enjoy this liqueur in classics such as the Aviation or Blue Moon, or with dry or sweet sparkling wines.

The Rothman & Winter collection reflects three generations of producing liqueurs of exceptional character and authenticity. Each fruit liqueur starts with the fruit’s own eau-de-vie and juice, for intensity of fruit flavor. We bottle at higher proof and with less sugar to reinforce that intensity and maximize the number of uses for each fruit liqueur. The Creme de Violette is a pure Violette, without any added vanilla or fruit, working as the magical bridging ingredient in so many classic cocktails. Drink any of the Rothman & Winter liqueurs with sparkling wine or soda, or use them in simple cocktails; the lightweight, slimline bottle takes up less space on the bar, and may have the lowest carbon footprint of liqueurs today.

keeps
0-2 years
(50-65ºF)
keeps
1-2 years
(room temp)
pour
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About Purkhart

Since 1932 the Purkhart family has produced award winning eaux-de-vie (brandy or “brand”), schnaps and liqueurs. Renowned for his exacting standards and consistent quality, Günter Purkhart has taught distillation technique to many of today’s leading producers. Capturing elegance of ripe fruit and authentic regional tastes is a family passion. Full details

About Floral/Herbal/Amaro Liqueurs

Inhabitants of Europe's mountainous regions have made liqueurs with local flowers and plants for centuries. These include the fragrant, floral crème de violette as well as herbaceous and bitter liqueurs that started out as elixirs to aid indigestion and other ailments. The latter category includes amaro, meaning "bitter," in Italian. While they began as wine-based digestive aids, most modern amari are composed of spirits (usually neutral spirits), a proprietary mix of herbs and botanicals, and sugar or other natural sweetener. Always appropriate neat or with coffee after a meal, floral, herbal and amaro liqueurs also enliven many contemporary and classic cocktails. Full details

Recipes See all 11 recipes for this product11 recipes available at https://alpenz.com/productrecipes-violette.html

Adelita Cocktail

Stir with ice:
1 oz reposado tequila
1 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambéry
1 oz Cocchi Americano Bianco
1 bar spoon Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette
Strain into a coupe.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Aviation Cocktail

Shake with ice:
2 oz Hayman’s London Dry Gin
0.5 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz maraschino liqueur
0.25 oz Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette
Double-strain into a coupe.

Violette Royale

Build in a flute:
1 oz Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette
4 oz sparkling wine
Garnish with a grapefruit peel

Water Lilly Cocktail

Shake with ice:
2 oz Hayman’s London Dry Gin
0.5 oz Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette
0.5 oz curaçao
0.5 oz lemon juice
Strain into a coupe.

SKU Vintage Region Origin Desc Cepage % Alc Size/Pack Finish BTL Barcode Cs Barcode Cs Wgt
HZ 7020NVOberösterreichATLiqueur; Herbal20.0%750/12screwcap9024153040875902415304080616.30 kg