Spirits, collegiate and alcoholic, seem to go together. This cocktail, named after Yale University, is a return — almost — to the 1890s. The original recipe called for Creme Yvette, a liqueur flavored with violet petals and berries, and originally made in Connecticut. Production stopped in 1969 and was restarted in 2009. We’ve substituted Chambord, a raspberry liqueur, for the Creme Yvette.
2 ounces dry gin
3/4 ounce Chambord
1/4 ounce Luxardo
1/4 ounce dry vermouth
Dash of orange bitters
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass half filled with ice for 20 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a a thin peel of lemon.
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Tasting notes: The liqueur imparts a strong berry lift.
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