The Blue Moon
A gin that contains no sweetening agents; usually around 40% ABV. Try Monkey 47.
An American version of a violet liqueur with added ingredients, made from parma violet petals with blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cassis, honey, orange peel and vanilla. Often thought of as a good violette liqueur substitute but the two differ grately.
The most common fruit juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; pure citric acid. Lemon juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A yellow citrus fruit. The peel is often used as a garnish while the juice incorporated into the drink for a tart flavor profile (citric acid).
Shake with ice until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. #shake #straight
One version from Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 book Recipes for Mixed Drinks called for gin, Yvette and dry vermouth with a dash of orange bitters.