Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Moon Dew

May 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Hey There!

Another Monday, another day in lockdown. Yesterday we honored our mothers, who were our inspiration for today's drink. Our Moon Dew is our twist on the Moonwalk.  No, we're not talking about Michael Jackson's famous dance move. The original Moonwalk cocktail was invented in 1969, by Joe Gilmore, head barman of the Savoy Hotel's American Bar, to commemorate the first moon landing. Gilmore said in an interview, “The Savoy sent it off in a flask and I received a letter back from Neil Armstrong thanking us and saying it was the first drink they had when they came out of quarantine.” Fortunately for us, we don't have to wait for the end of quarantine to sip on this. We hope you enjoy. As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages

This recipe makes 2 drinks. Let's get started!

 

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Here's what you need:

For Garnish
2 edible flowers
Note: Many flowers can be edible but be sure to get yours from a grocery store, in the produce section. Stores such as Wegmans, Trader Joes or Wholefoods will have them.

For Drink
3 oz. Grapefruit Juice w/ Flower Syrup (see below)

2 oz. Cointreau 
8 oz. Prosecco
Ice Cubes
2 White Wine Glasses


For Grapefruit Juice w/ Flower Syrup
2-4 edible flowers
2 Grapefruits
1/2 cup water

1/2 cup sugar
 

You'll also need a Mixing Glass, Shaker Cup and Strainer. 

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Let's Make the Grape Fruit Juice with Flower Syrup!

  1. In a small pot add:

    • Water (1/2 cup)
    • Sugar (1/2 cup)
    • Edible Flowers (2-4)
  2. Let boil for 8 minutes.
  3. Let chill.
  4. Juice both grapefruits (you will need 6 oz)
  5. Add 1.5 oz of your chilled flower syrup to the grapefruit juice and set aside.
  6. Any leftover syrup can be preserved in the fridge.

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Let's Make the Drink!

  1. In a mixing glass add:

    • Grapefruit Juice w Flower Syrup (3 oz)
    • Cointreau (2 oz)
  2. Stir lightly.
  3. In shaker cup, add your mixture from previous step and ice.
  4. Shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
  5. Strain evenly between two glasses.
  6. Top with Prosecco (4 oz each glass).
  7. Garnish each glass with 1 edible flower.
  8. Enjoy!

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“A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.”
-Matshona Dhliwayo
 


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