Crème de violette

Crème de Violette–once unobtainable in the US, but now available at better shops–is REQUIRED in an Aviation cocktail!

So you’ve looked at the FYD Drink Matrix (or you just got your FYD card collection order!) and you’re saying, “I’d like an Aviation, but where the heck do I get crème de violette?”  We had the same problem when we learned about all these great drinks.  But fear not–even if you don’t know a Maraschino from a Carpano from a Campari, we got you covered.

To make easier, we’re listing local establishments in the Fairfield County CT area that we know either carry, or will be happy to order, all the ingredients for any FYD cocktail.  We don’t have an official arrangement with them as yet, but we are glad to recommend them to you… and we hope you’ll mention FYD to them when you visit!

Monroe, CT

Stepney Wine & Liquor Store
450 Main Street
Monroe, CT 06468

Orange, CT

New England Beverage Company
560 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT 06477

Ridgefield, CT

Ancona’s Wines & Liquors
720 Branchville Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Westport, CT

International Wine Shop
732 Post Road East
Westport CT 06880

Saugatuck Grain & Grape
40 Railroad Place
Westport, CT

Of course, if you’re commuting to/from New York City, Astor Wines and Spirits is probably your best bet… but you already know that.

If you discover a liquor shop that has helped you find out-of-the-ordinary ingredients, please let us know (or mention it on our Facebook page) so we can include them here.