Most of the great universities have cocktails created in their names. Today we offer you the Yale Cocktail, a local recipe that has evolved over time. The original drink dates back to the 1890’s being a simple concoction of Gin and Bitters. In time Vermouth was added and then eventually Crème de Yvette was included in the recipe. It is a similar drink to the Aviation cocktail with the addition of vermouth and bitters. It is a great cocktail that still translates to contemporary tastes and has gotten better with time and revisions. Cheers!
The Yale Cocktail
In a Cocktail Shaker Glass Filled with Ice Add:
- 2 Ounces of London Dry Gin
- ¾ ounce Crème Yvette (or Crème de Violette)
- ¼ ounce Maraschino liqueur
- ¼ ounce Dry Vermouth
Stir Ingredients Thoroughly (do not shake it will cloud the drink). Strain into a Chilled Martini Saucer. Top with a Dash of Orange Bitters. Garnish with a Lemon Twist.