So today was probably the last lovely day we'll have in Illinois for a very long time, so after working around the house all day, my husband and I finally took off for a brief drive through the cornfields in our convertible, ending up at our local wine shop. Now, we may live in Central Illinois, but thank God we have a decent wine store (our supermarkets aren't bad, either). So we stopped in to get a bottle of wine for our dinner this evening. As usual, they were happy to help us not only with the wine but with our pre-dinner cocktail, which is pretty exciting and I just had to share:
1 1/2 oz Creme de Violette
2 oz Blenheim Bay Premium Gin (typically I drink only Hendricks but the wine guy swore by this New Zealand gin...and it was only $14.99!)
a twist of orange
It's a beautiful violet color and...delicious.