1 1/2 oz. Gin (Hendrick's)
3/4 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Creme de Violette (Rothman and Winter)
1/2 oz. St. Germain
5 drops orange blossom water
Burnt lemon oils
Shake over ice. Strain. Warm zest with match, squeeze oils over flame into drink, slide peel around rim to cover in oils.
Keeping in the floral theme (see Jordaan) I created the Gigi (pronounced gig-ee) the diminutive of my grandmother's name Marguerite, and inspired by her lush gardens in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. The nose is an expected floral bouquet of violette and rose. St. Germain and violette on the swallow with bitter orange peel and almondine notes from the orange blossom water.