Molly Prentiss’ debut, Tuesday Nights in 1980, arrives with all the swaggering decadence that Manhattan displayed at the beginning of that gritty, art-fueled decade. Within the pages of Tuesday Nights, we read that purple was the color of big money, so for one of the patrons in the book, I put it in a glass.
Violets for Winona
3 oz Cachaça
Small handful of pineapple chunks
1.5 oz cream of coconut
1.5 oz crème de violette
1.5 cups crushed ice
Violet for garnish
Combine all in a blender. Purée. Pour into a chilled piña colada glass. Garnish with the violet.