Who hasn’t wanted to drunkenly tell Harrison Ford, “I’ve got a head for business, and a bod for sin”? 

Working Girl, if you haven’t seen it, is a fantastic movie, following Melanie Griffiths rise from Jersey secretary to Manhattan business woman. Sigourney Weaver is the villain, Harrison Ford is the love interest, 80s Alec Baldwin chest hair plays her skeevy ex, a second wave feminist power ballad by Carly Simon ties it all together, and it has the makeover of a lifetime. It’s one of my favorite, favorite movies, mostly because it is SO 80s. The hair, the shoulder pads, the technology, the hair – it’s perfection. Inspired by that moment in the bar, the shots of tequila that get the plot going, I have this smoky, lovely drink. The Violet Hour is tequila based, but twinged with a touch of creme de viollete. It sounds odd – florals and tequila – but it’s a delicious combination. So switch your puffy tennis shoes for heels, get out your aqua net, and cheers to fighting that glass ceiling!

VIOLET HOUR // The Kitchy Kitchen

VIOLET HOUR // The Kitchy Kitchen

VIOLET HOUR // The Kitchy Kitchen


2 ounces white tequila

1/2 ounces creme de violette

1/2 ounces grand marnier

3 dashes angostura bitters

flamed orange twist


Over lots of ice, combine the tequila, creme de violette, grand marnier, and angostura in a large glass. Stir vigorously for about 15 seconds, then strain into a tumbler over a large ice cube. Take a small peel of orange, light a match and run it under and over the orange to release it’s oils, and place it in the glass. Enjoy!