Now, we're far from a spirits expert, but we did
know that Tempus Fugit
is a rock star in that world. We learned this via an interview
last year with the incomparable Marilyn Manson, in which he informed us that Mansinthe
, his very own brand of absinthe, was a collaboration with the Petaluma-based company. At a recent amaro tasting
in the gorgeous CHOW
kitchen, we had a chance to try TF's forthcoming Liqueur de Violettes. Imagine a liqueur that would actually be delightful on the rocks, or as a component of a cocktail. There's little more to this than sugar, French violets, and alcohol, and just a few sips left us dizzily daydreaming on possibilities for drinks, sauces, and syrups. Fingers crossed, it could be on the market by fall.