Cocktail: Blue Moon

The release of the highly sought-after Creme Yvette finally made it into our hands tonight.

We haz Creme Yvette!

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