Muddle a small handful of blueberries and two cherries in a shaker. Add gin, lemon, and St. Germain. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Top with prosecco and blueberries.
Nothing like opening up a new bottle of top shelf gin, especially when it’s local. Liberty Gin (Palmer Distilling) hails from Manayunk and is handcrafted using a traditional 18th century copper still. The result is exceptionally smooth gin, only available in Pennsylvania.
2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
1/2 teaspoon Crème Yvette
3/4 oz Lemon juice
1/4 oz Simple syrup
Luxardo cherry for garnish
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass. Technically, no garnish is necessary, but everything looks better with a lemon twist, right?
*If you can’t find true crème de violette in your area you can substitute it with Crème Yvette, which also contains violets along with other berries. Crème Yvette is more similar to Chambord in color, and thus the cocktail will not retain the same bluish purple color as with crème de violette.