Store owner Anne remembers being entranced by Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and still wonders (out loud) about what happened to Violet Beauregard, the rule-breaking, gum chewing, golden ticket holder who was blown up into a blueberry. While we’re not sure if Violet ever enacted revenge, we’d like to think she’d approve of this cocktail. Butterfly Pea Flower and Vodka steep into an inky, Indigo blue hue. Hit it with some citrus, and you go from blue to violet before your eyes. Host a Willy Wonka watch party and serve up Violet’s Revenge. A drink perfectly suited for a world of pure imagination.
|1.||Steep the vodka with the Butterfly Pea Flower for 1 hour. Strain off the flowers and store the vodka in the fridge. You want very cold vodka for this cocktail. (Note: you can store the infused vodka at room temp as you would other spirits. The reason for chilling here is to have cold vodka when you make the cocktail. You could shake the vodka with ice. Just be sure to rinse and re-up the ice in the shaker for the second step.)|
|2.||To make 1 cocktail: Pre-chill a martini glass with ice. Pour off the ice when you're ready to make the cocktail. Just before making the cocktail, rim the glass with Lavender Sugar.|
|3.||Fill a shaker with ice. Add 2 oz lemon juice and 2 oz simple syrup to the shaker. (You're essentially making really sweet lemonade.) Shake vigorously. Strain into the pre-chilled martini glass.|
|4.||Very slowly pour the chilled Butterfly Pea infused vodka into the Lavender Sugar-rimmed glass. The two liquids should suspend briefly and then combine as the blue turns into violet.|
|5.||The magic of Butterfly Pea Flower suspending and changing color is assisted by 1) very cold liquids and 2) liquids of different viscosity. In this example, a very sweet & dense lemonade will help suspend the thinner vodka on top for a few moments.|