Moonlight Cocktail

Moonlight Cocktail

Moonlight Cocktail
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1 1/2 Glasses Grape-fruit Juice. (3/4 oz fresh Grapefruit Juice)
2 Glasses Gin. (1 oz Broker’s Gin)
1/2 Glass Kirsch. (1/4 oz Clear Creek Kirsch)
2 Glasses White Wine. (1 oz Les Domains Tatins, 2007, Quincy/Domaine du Tremblay)

Add ice and shake thoroughly. Serve by placing in each glass a thin shaving of lemon peel.

A very dry cocktail.

I mentioned the ingredients to this cocktail to some drinky friends and they said, “That’s a Boudreauing Wine-tini!” Ahem. Well, as we all know by now, there truly is very little new under the sun, whether it is the use of fresh herbs and spices in cocktails or wine.

It is actually a pleasant cocktail, more along the lines of a punch, almost, than what I usually think of as the typical cocktail flavor palette. And, yes, it is a very dry cocktail!

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

3 thoughts on “Moonlight Cocktail

  1. Hey I just bought this book, and I’m loving your updated take on the recipes. I sill have a question though and I figured this could be the place to ask. I’m having a hard time with measurements. Is “1 glass” of something a standard measurement? What about when measurements just appear as “1/4”? It appears this might mean 1.25oz? Is that right?

    • Hi Eric,

      I wrote an article about Savoy Cocktail Book measurements a while ago:

      Savoy Cocktail Recipe Measurements

      As regards your specific questions:

      1 glass/wineglass is 2oz.

      When recipes are expressed as fractions, that is meant to be as a fraction of the total volume of the cocktail. So, if you’re making a 3 oz cocktail, “1/4” is 3/4oz.

      Hope this helps!

      Erik E.

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