11 Elegant Empress Gin Cocktail Recipes

Published March 15, 2022
Empress gin cocktails

What sets Empress gin apart from other bottles on the shelf is its strikingly beautiful violet hue. Made with butterfly pea blossom, this botanical gin creates not only tasty cocktails, but stunning and visually appealing ones, too. And you don't even need to do any extra work to add that pop of color. When you're in need of a new twist on your usual gin drinks, Empress gin cocktail recipes will add a new level to your game.

Empress Gin Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade cocktail decorated with flowers on wooden table outdoor

Take your old school, classic lemonade to new heights with Empress gin. This recipe makes enough for four, enough for a spring afternoon with friends.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Empress gin
  • 4 ounces lavender liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemonade to top off
  • Lavender sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, Empress gin, and lavender liqueur.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with lemonade.
  4. Garnish with lavender sprig.

Botanical Gardener Cocktail

Botanical Gardener with lemon in a drinking glass

Give your usual gin and cucumber summer sip a little splash of color.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cucumber wheels
  • 2 ounces Empress gin
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber wheels with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, Empress Gin, lemon juice, and elderflower.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass, serving neat or over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Blood Orange Empress Gin and Tonic

Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

There's no reason you can't layer some extra color onto the Empress gin, so go ahead and think outside of the box.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Empress gin
  • ¾ ounce blood orange juice
  • Ice
  • Tonic water to top off
  • Rosemary sprig and blood orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, Empress gin, and blood orange juice.
  2. Top off with tonic.
  3. Garnish with rosemary sprig and blood orange wedge.

Queen Bramble Martini

Queen Bramble Martini

Enjoy your go-to bramble in a martini glass with an elegant touch.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Empress gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Blackberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Empress gin, lemon juice, and raspberry liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with blackberry.

Empress Sidecar

Empress Sidecar

Walk on the sweeter side with a violet-hued sidecar.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and sugar for rim
  • 1½ ounces Empress gin
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  3. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add Empress Gin, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.

Purple Paradise

Purple Paradise

Amplify the beautiful colors of the gin in this heavenly-looking and tasting cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Empress gin
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Empress gin, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Empress Gin Sour

Empress Gin Sour

Punch up your gin sour game with a juicy blueberry flavor and a striking color. It'll be all the talk among your friends.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Empress gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce blueberry liqueur
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • Edible flower petals for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add Empress gin, lemon juice, and blueberry liqueur, and egg white.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled glass.
  7. Garnish with edible petals.

Purple Pineapple Potion

Purple Pineapple Potion

Add a pop of yellow to your purple gin, and as a bonus, a little tropical trip, too.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Empress gin
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • Crushed ice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and elderflower liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over crushed ice.
  4. Top off with Empress gin.
  5. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Blackberry Smash

Blackberry Smash

Whether you're dreaming of summertime or you're in the thick of summer with an abundance of blackberries, add a handful to your drink to explore new possibilities.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup blackberries
  • 2 ounces Empress gin
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries with a splash of simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, Empress Gin, lime juice, and remaining simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with mint sprig.

Amethyst Negroni

Amethyst Negroni

There is no reason not to dress up an old favorite, and the Negroni is well-deserving of the attention.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Empress gin
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • Ice
  • Lemon ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, Empress gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon ribbon.

Empress Gin Mule

Gin Mule

Beat the summer heat with a purple cocktail, and it's as easy as the classic Moscow Mule.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Empress gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, Empress gin, and lime juice.
  2. Top off with ginger beer.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

A Colorful World of Empress Gin Cocktails

Empress gin drinks are a great way to explore new juniper cocktails and find creative and showy ways to enjoy a favorite spirit for those who already love gin. For those a bit more hesitant, Empress gin's botanical, slightly sweet taste creates a world of drinks to impress and delight anyone who hasn't already learned how to drink gin. An impressive skill for such an unassuming bottle.

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