Recipe Description

Perhaps an acquired taste, the Moonlight is in the same category as the Aviation: both gorgeous colors, not too sweet and with a bit of Creme Yvette or Creme de Violette for an unusual flavor that appeals to the sophisticated (read: fatigued) palette.


  • 1.5 ounce London Dry or Plymouth Gin
    Only the good stuff...might go for the Plymouth as its profile will not compete with the distinct flavor of the violet
  • 0.5 ounce Cointreau
  • 0.5 ounce Creme de Violette or Creme Yvette
    I prefer Creme de Violette
  • 0.5 ounce fresh lime juice


Put a Nick and Nora or other similar glass in the freezer while you prepare the cocktail. Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Remove the glass from the freezer, strain the cocktail into the glass and toast…à votre santé!

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