Spring is here and so are the spring menus that come along with it. Supper, the American Eatery tucked away inside Hotel Emma at the Historic Pearl, created a new cocktail we can’t get enough of.

Created by the Supper staff, the Violeta combines Kinsman Rakia with Botanist gin, Creme de Violette, apricot and lemon for a refreshing patio cocktail that’s as awe-inspiring as it is delicious.

The cocktail also has a sweet connection to one of Supper’s bar members. Isaiah Lopez built the cocktail to honor his grandmother Violeta, who he says “always wore Violet perfume behind her ear lobes and loved gin cocktails late in the evenings while watching her soap-operas.”

“I wanted to include a nice, soft brandy (another of grandma's favorites) in my cocktail to cut the citric acid of the lemon, but yet bring out the floral notes of the Botanist gin. I chose Kinsman because I'm a huge fan of apricots and it really complimented the herbacious-ness of the cocktail, while adding a nice touch of sweet fruitiness,” Lopez said.

Enjoy a Violeta this spring.

Hotel Emma


136 E. Grayson St., (877) 524-0031

Breakfast: 7AM – 11AM

Lunch: 11AM – 3PM

Dinner: SUN-THURS 5PM – 10PM; FRI-SAT 5PM – 11PM