Butterfly Kisses

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Butterfly Kisses

Cocktail Recipe

Batt those eyelashes and give some butterfly kisses to someone you love! I'm talking about this cocktail. Those fluttering eyelashes couldn't hurt though... just make sure you're giving those cheek tickles to someone who loves you back, because it's a very intimate move.

The star of this cocktail recipe is non-other than our colour-changing



The Amethyst gin is a beautiful bouquet of elderflower, lavender and chamomile. It's a wonderfully floral gin that is the superstar of this cocktail. The purple colour comes from the exotic Butterfly Pea flower, which is sensitive to the pH of your drink. It can change colour from purple to pink to blue!


The Butterfly Kisses is a very delightful aromatic cocktail that has a bright and tart flavour followed by the sweetness of honey and elderflower. Everyone will enjoy this purple pleasure!

The recipe
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz Elderflower liqueur

Add all your ingredients into a shaker tin with lots of ice. Shake hard for 15-20 seconds. We recommend double straining this cocktail (which means using a Hawthorne strainer combined with a mesh strainer) into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or a sprinkle of lavender petals.



There's more

If you love this cocktail, we offer up a fun spin on the recipe: Turn this cocktail into an egg white sour! This alternative version of the cocktail recipe is aptly named:


Butterfly Wishes

The recipe VERSION #2
2 oz Detour Amethyst Gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz Elderflower liqueur
1 oz egg white

Add all your ingredients into a shaker tin and dry shake it for 20 seconds. Add lots of ice to the shaker and shake hard for 15 seconds. Double strain into your coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or a sprinkle of lavender petals. The addition of the egg white turns the drink more blue than pink! Now you know what all that colour changing excitement is all about.



What more could you ask for?

Please drink responsibly!

Recipe for Lavender Honey syrup
  • Add to a small pot the following:

  • 1 part honey

  • 1 part water

  • For every 250 mL of honey, add 1 tsp of lavender petals (half that for powdered lavender).

  • Bring the mixture to a boil, occasionally stirring.

  • Boil for 5 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  • Strain out lavender.

  • Put into a clean jar or syrup container.

  • Syrup should last for 1-2 months.

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