Original Cocktail: The White Iris

 

Not my picture, and more purple than my inspiration.

R already posted the recipe, but I’m quite proud of this, as it is the first (only) cocktail whose flavors I brainstormed entirely on my own (R is the only one of us with the patience for measuring alcohol, so she worked out the proportions). In addition to capturing the coloring (eventually (ie, when we get around to buying some), we’ll add a drizzle of creme de violette), I wanted a concoction that was floral, silky, and delicate. I think the cream soda captures the nature of am iris well – fragile, surprisingly but not overpoweringly assertive – and the lavender is a wonderful compliment to the vanilla.

Serving note: We like to serve these in the public old-fashioned glasses by C&B – they capture the nose of the cocktail well, provide ample viewing of the subtle swirling layers, and they’re just awesomely pretty.

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