Sorry, no, this is not the recipe for a Blue Moon cocktail. This disgustingly sweet concoction would be enough to put a person into a diabetic coma! The real Blue Moon cocktail is a variation of the Aviation cocktail and contains gin, crème de violette and lemon juice, shaken with ice and served in chilled a martini glass. If you Google 'Blue Moon Cocktail', you'll come up with variations on this recipe, as shown in the Washington Post: Ingredients: Ice 2 ounces dry gin, such as Tanqueray 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 ounce creme de violette Directions: Fill a mixing glass two-thirds full with ice. Add the gin, lemon juice and creme de violette. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. Recipe Source: Adapted from "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks," by David A. Embury (Doubleday, 1948).
Blue Moon Cocktail
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1/4 cup blue curaçao
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons vanilla-flavored syrup (such as Torani)
- 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
- In a blender, combine all ingredients and whirl until smooth. Pour into four martini glasses (4 oz.) and garnish the rim of each glass with a slice of orange.
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