The Record: The National, High Violet
The Refreshment: Gin, creme de violette, lemon, elderflower soda
With this album, I was faced with the unusual problem of having too many cocktail ideas! I ended up sticking with my initial inspiration -- a cocktail including creme de violette, an ingredient I have enjoyed at bars but never experimented with at home. See recipe below!
Creme de violette
Combine 1.5 oz gin, .5 oz creme de violette and .5 oz lemon juice and stir. Add ice. Top with elderflower soda*.
*I happened to have this ingredient on hand, but it's not essential! You could use St. Germaine and soda or just plain soda instead.