Yale drinks

Jan Ivarsson janivars at BAHNHOF.SE
Tue Nov 14 21:34:09 UTC 2000

Actually, it is "Crème d'Yvette". See e.g. Cook's Thesaurus at http://wwwfoodsubs.com/Liqueurs.html

"creme de violette (crème de violette)  Substitutes:  Crème d'Yvette (also a violet-based liqueur, but with a stronger flavor) or another violet-flavored liqueur"

Jan Ivarsson, Sweden

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
Sent: den 14 november 2000 02:27
Subject: Re: Yale drinks

> Doug Wilson writes (in response to my plaintive cry about the Yale cocktail):
> >>... most if not all of us can't even get our hands on a good
> >>bottle of Creme de Yvette.  Or on why it isn't spelled Creme
> >>d'Yvette, whatever it is.
> >
> >It seems to be a trade name for creme de violette or something very similar:
> >
> >http://hotwired.lycos.com/cocktail/archive/links/nc_creme_de_violette.html
> >
> >Possibly it is not produced any more. There are other similar products; e.g.,
> >
> >http://www.benoit-serres.com/pages/right3.html
> I should have checked the web, of course.  Thanks for the references;
> the latter one is especially provocative, since it takes us from Yale
> in general to our new president-elect or pretender to the throne
> (depending on your political affiliation) in particular:
>                           W
>                            7 / 10 Violette
>                            3 / 10 Vodka
>                            Couvrir de crème fraîche
> Yes, a W.  Of course, this is a French site, so it's pronounced a
> "double-V" [dubl at ve], where the two V's are the Violette and the
> Vodka.  But it's nice to know we'll have an official drink for the
> new administration, if that's the one we get.  I assume if it's Gore,
> we can invent some variant of the Bloody Mary.
> (Was that non-partisan enough for the apoliticos in the group?)
> larry, still wondering why it's Creme de Yvette and not Creme d'Yvette

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