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Glassaholic: Blue Moon

March 3, 2014

The Blue Moon is a summery drink with a very subtle flavor. It’s one of the top favorites here at Coal Stove Sink Bar. The only tricky bit about a Blue Moon (other than picking out the gin to use) is finding Creme de Violette. BTW, you should use a gin with nice balanced aromatics. Our favorite is Leopold Brothers.

The intense blue/purple color of the drink comes from the Violet Liqueur. Use a fancy glass.

Blue Moon
2 oz gin
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz creme de violette
shake. strain. serve up with a skinny lemon twist.

The Great Blue Moon Experiment of 2014 involved tasting Blue Moon’s made with either Creme de Violette (thumbs up) or Creme Yvette (thumbs down). We also played with the gin parameter.

What's better in a Blue Moon?  The thumbs say it all.

What’s better in a Blue Moon? The thumbs say it all.

Two violet liqueurs.

Note the strikingly different colors.  Flavor varies WIDELY.

Note the strikingly different colors. Flavor varies WIDELY.

One dead soldier.

Died in the name of science.

Died in the name of science.

One Response to “Glassaholic: Blue Moon”


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