If you are looking for one of the best gin-based cocktails in Brisbane, look no further.
The Lady Violette first appeared on our 2016 Winter Cocktail list and quickly became a hit. Ink Gin, the main star of this beauty, is from the Husk Distillers located in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. The fabulously unique, award-winning gin is infused with 13 organic, native and exotic botanicals, along with butterfly pea flower petals. Butterfly pea flowers are highly sensitive to pH. When the floral-infused Ink Gin is mixed with something of low pH (including gin's best friends; tonic water, lime or lemon), the colour changes dramatically from blue to blush pink.
People around the country have fallen in love with the colour play and soft Australiana taste. Emporium Hotel is proud to support local suppliers and we feel this is a fitting tribute to such distinction. Go on...give it a try.
45ml Ink Gin
10ml lemon juice
10ml lime juice
10ml vanilla syrup
1 egg white
Add blueberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add Ink gin, Cointreau, lemon and lime juice, vanilla syrup and egg white. Shake the ingredients without ice (dry shake) so the egg infuses with the rest of the ingredients. Add ice and shake again before double straining into a coupe.
Place a skewer of Blueberries and a flower on top of the cocktail.