My Mom emailed this one to me the other day with the subject line "use up that Creme Violette." Now, I don't have Creme de Violette, but I do have Creme Yvette, so I made myself one. Or two. I should have snapped a picture as it was a lovely color as well as tasty. Thanks, Mom!
The Moonlight Cocktail
1 1/2 ounces gin (I used Plymouth for the first and NY Distilling Company's Dorothy Parker for the second -- much more floral and complex)
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce creme de violette (I used Creme Yvette)
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Pour ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy.