Cocktail Corner: Indigo Lady

Indigo Lady

By Peter Christian, Vice President Food & Beverage

One of the most popular gins offered at the WAC is Empress 1908. We first wrote about this distinctive gin, produced by Victoria Distillers on Vancouver Island, a couple of years back. The distillation process includes infusing the liquor with vibrantly tinted butterfly pea blossoms. The indigo hue really makes these bottles pop on the shelf. Creating cocktails with such a beautiful liquor is a lot of fun.

For the Indigo Lady, WAC Bartender Victor Anderson uses Empress 1908 and Cointreau in equal parts and then finishes with fresh lemon. The final product is a jolt of energized citrus just perfect for the start of spring.

Indigo Lady

Created by WAC Bartender Victor Anderson

  • 1 ³/4 oz. Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1 ³/4 oz. Cointreau
  • ½ oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Yowza!

As published in the March/April 2020 issue of WAC Magazine

—Posted March 9, 2020