Critic's Notebook: Team Violet

All hail Queen Chachki

It goes without saying that we are totally Team Violet.

Please join us in congratulating Atlanta drag queen Violet Chachki, who has made it into the final three on the drag reality show competition RuPaul's Drag Race, the only Atlanta queen to ever make it this far. The winner will be crowned in the show's finale which airs live on Mon., June 1, at 9 p.m. on Logo.

In honor of Violet, we've invented a cocktail. The booze ingredients are available at Atlanta's Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits, and Jarritos soda can be found at most Mexican markets, some Krogers and the Buford Highway Farmer's Market.

The Violet Chachki
1 shot Hangar One Mandarin Blossom vodka
1/2 ounce Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette
2 ounces Jarritos Jamaica hibiscus soda
Club soda
Luxardo maraschino cherry

Shake the vodka and creme de violette together with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Add the Jarritos and then fill to the top with club soda. Give a gentle stir and then top with a maraschino cherry.