romeo’s garden flower

1 1/2 oz gin

1/2 oz simple syrup

3 slices cucumber

1 slice lemon

1 sprig hyssop

1/2 oz creme de violette

soda water


crush cucumber and lemon in the bottom of a mixing glass.

cover with ice and hyssop.  add gin and simple.

shake and strain into a tall glass over fresh ice.

top with soda and stir.  sink creme de violette.

garnish with lemon wedge and a small sprig of hyssop.


the result of a bartender challenge from a couple of girls who wanted something that tasted fresh.  what kills me is i had edible flowers to use as a garnish and i forgot until it was too late.  stole the name from a friend’s facebook alias, though it seemed like it fit.


About Dallas Taylor

Dallas Taylor is the grandson of a rum-runner, a valedictorian, a handyman, and a good Catholic girl. He lives and writes in Port Angeles, WA, and builds things for a living in his spare time.
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1 Response to romeo’s garden flower

  1. fedupwithhypocrisy says:

    Oh my God–creme de violette?! Sounds like heaven.

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