It’s Coming…….

You may have heard rumours, but allow me to confirm them: Crème Yvette is coming back. Described as a liqueur made with parma violet petals with vanilla and other spices, the good folks at St. Germain have taken it upon themselves to resurrect this once defunct spirit.  Keep your eyes peeled and your wallets opened and I’ll let you know as soon as it is available for sale!

Creme Yvette

Creme Yvette

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~ by Jamie Boudreau on January 17, 2009.

14 Responses to “It’s Coming…….”

  1. …and then the WSCLB will stock it 18 months later! :)

  2. (er, um, WSLCB :) )

  3. So how will this differ from the commercially available Violettes?

  4. modern serf:
    The most obvious way that it differs from the violettes is that it is NOT a violette: it is Creme Yvette which is a different spirit altogether. Think violette but with much more complexity, different mouthfeel and color. It’s also not as floral as violettes tend to be.

  5. Can’t wait for this.
    Jamie- What kind of drinks are you mixing up with Yvette?

  6. ctuller:
    I haven’t really played around with it much as I’ve been sharing the bottle with bartender’s around town, but the first drink that I made was, naturally, a Blue Moon, as Creme Yvette was the original spirit called for. Go to CocktaildB for more recipes.

  7. Blue Moon. Makes sense.
    That reminds me, Cocktaildb seems to be down at least I can’t get to it lately.
    Can others access it ok?

  8. Ah ha, so the difference between and aviation and a blue moon is that the aviation uses creme de violette and the blue moon uses creme yvette. Is that right?

  9. The difference between the two is the Maraschino liquor. It’s believed that the original Aviation used Yvette instead of Violette. I think Ted Haigh talks about it in his Vintage spirits book.

  10. Well, we know what the commercial bottles look like now. Time Out NY did a piece a couple of weeks ago with Yvette. http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/the-feed-blog/restaurants-bars/tag/creme-yvette/

    I have been scouring my favorite liquor stores in NYC and no one has it yet. I suspect Astor Wines and Borisal (DrinkUpNY.com) will be quick to pick it up as soon as their distributors get it. I’m chomping at the bit!

  11. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  12. Just tried Creme Yvette and it was good, although I prefer using Pages Creme de Violette in making my Blue Moon cocktail

  13. [...] been salivating about Crème Yvette since I first read about it on Jamie Boudreau’s excellent cocktail blog more than a year ago. Since I’m obsessed with crème de violette, I knew I had to have some. [...]

  14. [...] been salivating about Crème Yvette since I first read about it on Jamie Boudreau’s excellent cocktail blog more than a year ago. Since I’m obsessed with crème de violette, I knew I had to have some. [...]

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