When I was young, my favorite color was purple and I remember being incredibly jealous of Elizabeth Taylor when I learned that she had been born with violet-colored eyes. I was born with plain old hazel, it hardly seemed fair. Luckily, a violet, one-shoulder dress with origami pleats can sate my purple addiction.
A few years ago, I was sitting in a bar when I heard the woman next to me order an “Elizabeth Taylor.” Neither I nor the bartender had any idea what she was talking about. Turns out that you know your an icon when you have a cocktail named after you.
The Elizabeth Taylor
To make an Elizabeth Taylor, pour two tablespoons of Creme de Violette into a champagne glass. Top with 5 oz of Moet and Chandon, stir lightly to combine.
It tastes a little like your drinking a bouquet of flowers, but in a good way.