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New Spirits & Drink Recipes at Imbibe Wine

by tami on April 28, 2010

Hello everybody,

New spirits here at Imbibe and we wanted to let you know about them.  Deanna has written up a few drink recipes so you can try them out.  After you’ve sampled, we’d love to know what you thought.

violettelabel750mlRothman & Winter Creme♠ de Violette Liqueur $24.99

Produced in Austria from the Queen Charlotte and March Violets found in the Alps. Elegant in its simplicity, this authentic Creme de Violette captures their fragrance, vibrant colors and taste. This violet liqueur imparts a delicate floral nose and taste along with the stunning color of violets. For well over a century Creme de Violette has been an indispensable component to classic cocktails such as the Aviation and Champagne cocktails; also used in special cakes and chocolates.


  • 1 ½ oz Dry Gin
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz Crème de Violette
  • 1 tsp Maraschino
  • Stir with ice & strain into a martini glass

Violette Royale~

  • 4 oz Champagne (blanc or brut)
  • ½ oz Crème de Violette
  • Mix in a Champagne glass

Also available by Rothman & Winter:

Orchard Pear Fruit Liqueur $24.99

Orchard Apricot Fruit Liqueur $24.99

peychaudsPeychaud’s Aromatic Cocktail Bitters $4.99 5oz

In the early 1800’s apothecary Antoine Amedie Peychaud gained fame in New Orleans – not for the drugs he dispensed, but for the compounding of a liquid tonic called bitters. These bitters, good for what ailed one, irrespective of malady, gave an added zest to the potions of cognac brandy he served in his pharmacy. Cognac had long been a popular drink in the numerous coffee houses of New Orleans and  customers began demanding their brandy spiked with a dash of the marvelous Peychaud’s Bitters. This is the bitters used in the original recipe for Sazerac.

John-D-Taylor-s-Velvet_00800B6FJohn D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum Liqueur $18.99

Velvet Falernum; a genuine by-product of Barbados Sugar Cane, has limitless possibilities in mixology. This unique liqueur, displaying flavors of lime, almond, vanilla, ginger and clove is an essential component in Caribbean cocktails.

Velvet Pet~

  • 3 ½ oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1 oz Rum
  • Chill & add 1 bottle chilled Ginger Ale
  • Dash of Bitters


Caravella Orangecello $20.99

This combination of orange juice, orange peels and the finest  of grain spirits is a favorite in Europe. Taste the flavor of Pisa, the excitement of Milan, the beauty of Portofino. Salut!

Orangecello Martini~

  • 1 ½ oz Vodka
  • ½ oz Caravella Orangecello
  • Shake with ice and pour into martini glass
  • Garnish with an orange peel

Caravella Orange Sunrise~

  • 1 oz Caravella Orangecello
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • Dash of grenadine

Until next time…

- The Imbibe Gang

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