Blue Moon | Gin Based Cocktail
I am a big fan of Gin (as you may have seen from previous blogs) and bizzarely I also love the small violet sweets we used to get as kids so how about combining two of these loves to create a visually stunning and beautiful cocktail? Yes? Ok so I am going to show you the Blue Moon; treat yourselves to the ingredients and wow guests at a dinner party or try and track down a top London bar and see if they serve it...if not...impress them with your knowledge of the cocktail world!
20ml Lemon Juice
20ml Creme de Violette
Into a shaker pour 40ml of the Gin (the better the gin the better, I am a big fan of Hayman's London Dry Gin or Tanqueray ten) followed by the lemon juice and topped off with the Creme de Violette. Shake together and pour into a Martini glass for a simply stunning looking and tasting cocktail.
Creme de Violette was an old classic that went missing but is now back in the market place. I personally use The Bitter Truth Creme de Violette. I find it has a delicate violet aroma and an elegant layering of flavours. Supposedly it is made from handpicked wild violet blossoms...impressive!