Well, folks, the moment everyone's been waiting for is here. The second movie in the Twilight
 series, New Moon
, finally comes out today. Whether you're dying to see it or excited that the hype surrounding it will die down, there's only one way to celebrate — with a cocktail! Not just any boring old drink, but an aptly named concoction created by one of San Francisco's illustrious bar owners, Jon Gasparini. A couple of weeks ago when Jon (of one of my favorite bars, Rye
) tweeted about
 a new cocktail called Twilight, I knew I needed the recipe.
Jon describes it as having a beautiful color and balance, and I couldn't agree more. The complex gin and Prosecco drink is easy to put together and elegant enough to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or holiday soirée. To get his recipe, .
3/4 ounce creme de violette 
1 1/2 ounces gin
dash orange bitters
dash simple syrup or agave syrup
1 ounce Prosecco or other sparkling wine
- Combine the violette, gin, bitters, and sweetener in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Strain into a chilled Champagne coup and top with the Prosecco.
Makes 1 drink.
- Drinks, Cocktails