|Crème de violette||2.25cl 0.75oz|
|Triple sec||2.25cl 0.75oz|
|Lemon juice||2.25cl 0.75oz|
The creation of the Water Lily is attributed to Richard Boccato in 2007, during his tenure as bartender at Little Branch in New York City. Described as a “floral variant on the venerable Corpse Reviver #2”, it uses equal parts of gin, Cointreau, and lemon juice, but replaces the Lillet for crème de violette and omits the absinthe. According to the blurb in The PDT Cocktail Book, it is named after “a dear friend of Richard’s whose middle name is ‘Lily’.” While I’m sure many cocktails created on a nightly basis and named after a woman, few make its way into a notable tome of cocktail recipes.