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Crème de Violette

Crème de Violette, also known as liqueur de violette, is a generic term for a usually French liqueur with natural and/or artificial violet flower flavoring and coloring with either a brandy base, a neutral spirit base, or a combination of the two. It can be used as a substitute for the no longer available Creme Yvette.

One well-regarded brand is Benoit Serres Liqueur de Violette. However, it is reportedly very difficult to obtain even in France. Benoit Liqueur de Violette is made with a neutral spirit base with a smaller portion of Armagnac added to it.

After crème de violette had been all but unavailable in the United States for decades, in mid-2007 Haus Alpenz began importing Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette from Austria.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creme_de_violette
Last modified: 7 September 2009
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