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Twilight Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Twilight

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,

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Twilight

Twilight

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

Ingredients

  1. 3/4 ounce creme de violette
  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

Directions

  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.

Join The Conversation
ccsugar ccsugar 7 years
Love the color..
Pampire Pampire 7 years
I agree it is a very beautiful color, but I don't care for gin, however I would like to try with vodka. ;)
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Simply divine! I'm not a gin drinker, but who knows I may become one.
ShelleyHFan ShelleyHFan 7 years
that's actually a very pretty lookin' drink :P
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
You can always sub the V for the G.......but lips that touch liquor will never touch mine..........
Fenchurch1 Fenchurch1 7 years
Very pretty color, I may have to give this a try. Could one sub vodka for the gin, I wonder?
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