• 1.5 oz gin
  • chilled seltzer water
  • lime juice to taste
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp crème de violette

Start with a dash of the lime juice. If you prefer sweeter drinks, I recommend substituting Rose’s sweetened lime juice.

The fizz is a whole genre of cocktails with a citrus juice and soda water. The fairy element is found in the marvelous color and bizarre aroma of the crème de violette. It is the house drink of my parents’ home.

Note: We fiddled with this cocktail to our satisfaction and named it before AMASS created their Faerie Fizz hard seltzer. I wish them well with it, though, since it is also sparkling and floral.