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The Blue Moon – a Recipe for a Delightful Antique Violet Petal Cocktail Made with Creme Yvette or Creme De Violette

April 22nd, 2011 by violette

The Beautiful & Romantic Blue Moon Cocktail


We can now make the long lost, beautiful, and enjoyable, vintage Blue Moon cocktail again. It is made from liqueur compounded of violet petals and other secret flavorings and it is divine!

Lady Violette and friend, Lavande Lamour say,”Treat yourself. It’s absolutely fluerific.”  We had read about it for years but the necessary flower liqueurs needed to create it were nowhere to be had during our lifetimes! Now they have been revived which, to us, is akin to reviving a lady who has fainted! What a relief! She is still alive! We thought, for a moment, that she might be dead!

The violet liqueurs Creme Yvette or Creme de Violette required to make The Blue Moon had been discontinued for decades, but are fortunately available again. The recipe and the story behind it, and other vintage spirits and forgotten cocktails are now available in a a new book by Ted Haigh reviewed in the Cookbook Profile of the Global Gourmet. The earliest version was created in 1917. Here ’tis:


  • 2 ounces (1/2 gill, 6 cl) gin
  • 1/2 ounce (1/8 gill, 1.5 cl) Creme Yvette or creme de violette
  • 1/2 ounce (1/8 gill, 1.5 cl) fresh lemon juice

Shake in an iced cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lemon twist. Enjoy and,

Read more: Cocktail Recipe: The Blue Moon (Gin and Creme Yvette) //




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