POPSUGAR Celebrity

Happy Hour: Twilight

Nov 20 2009 - 4:13pm

Well, folks, the moment everyone's been waiting for is here. The second movie in the Twilight [1] series, New Moon [2], 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 [3]) tweeted about [4] 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, .


Twilight Cocktail Recipe 2009-11-19 16:13:58


  1. 3/4 ounce creme de violette [7]
  2. 1 1/2 ounces gin
  3. dash orange bitters
  4. dash simple syrup or agave syrup
  5. 1 ounce Prosecco or other sparkling wine


  1. Combine the violette, gin, bitters, and sweetener in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled Champagne coup and top with the Prosecco.

Makes 1 drink.

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