Violet Sling – Floral And Refreshing

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Violet Sling
Violet Sling

What Does The Violet Sling Taste Like?

The violet sling has a lovely mild lavender and cardamom flavor that is quite nice. The cardamom adds a pleasant herbal warmth to the drink that compliments the Creme De Violette and keeps the drink from being one-dimensional. The small addition of honey had a lovely floral and earthy sweetness.

This is one of my recipes, and I hope you like it. I got the idea from an ice cream I had in Seattle, Washington, blowing me away. Lavender, honey, and cardamom sounded fun, and it was one of the best ice creams I’ve ever had. I structured it this way because I felt an old-time sling/toddy would express the flavors well and not make the drink too strong or boozy. Normal still water works well, too, but the carbonation gives the drink a more refreshing effervescent quality.


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Violet Sling

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Learn how to make the Violet Sling.


  • 5 dashes Cardamom Bitters

  • 1/3 oz Honey Syrup

  • 1.5 oz Creme De Violette

  • 1 oz Vodka

  • 6 oz Soda Water


  • Combine All Ingredients except for the soda water in a glass with ice.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Top off with soda water.

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