The release of the highly sought-after Creme Yvette finally made it into our hands tonight.
Despite its name, a Blue Moon is not blue. Instead, at least the way it’s made in the picture above, it’s a pleasant pink color that’s not at all garish. The cocktail is delicate with a soft touch of sweetness. It makes me think of flower petals even though it’s not all that floral tasting. The Blue Moon is going to be a joy to drink this in the spring when the weather starts to get warmer. The Blue Moon is a gin cocktail that only tastes like a hint of gin — good for non-gin drinkers.
Via Washington Post
2 ounces dry gin, such as Tanqueray
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce creme de violette
Shake it like you mean it with ice. Strain. Serve in a cocktail glass
John Stevens says
Just a historical note: the original Creme Yvette was bluish-purple in color; not the reddish sloe gin color it is now. Hence, the Blue Moon actually WAS blue back in the day. I wish Cooper Spirits had thought of this before they altered the color. Nevertheless, Creme Yvette does make the best Blue Moon cocktail I’ve ever tasted.