Cocktail: Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Once in a blue moon.. The famous phrase comes from the occurrence of more than one full moon within a month, happening every two or three years. This classic tipple, similar to the Aviation, is thought to have been invented in 1940 by Oscar Tschirky of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel – the same man who is credited with inventing Eggs Benedict and the Waldorf Salad…now that’s the makings of pretty amazing brunch. Cheers!

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1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

2. Garnish with a lemon zest twist.


60ml Gin
15ml Crème de Violette
15ml Lemon juice
Lemon twist to garnish