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Cocktail of the Week: The Purple Crown

This cocktail is undoubtedly beautiful, but when it comes to The Purple Crown, there's even more than meets the eye. By pairing the rich flavors of butterfly pea blossom-infused gin with delicious white wine, we've built a tasty drink that's fit for royalty.


  • 3 oz. chardonnay
  • 1 oz. butterfly pea flower syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Cointreau liqueur
  • 2 oz. Empress Gin


  1. Add butterfly pea flower syrup and Cointreau liqueur to a cocktail class.
  2. Top with ice.
  3. Pour in white wine then, using a bar spoon, float Empress Gin on top.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.