Ginuary 31st: Blue Moon.

I came very, very close to doing this one earlier in the month, because I was in a bit of a rush that day and happened to have all the ingredients at hand. Thankfully my partner in crime reminded me that I had a perfect opportunity on the very near horizon to drink a Blue Moon—tonight, the night of a blue moon, and a lunar eclipse. Very moon-themed! Very on trend!

Blue Moon

  • 60ml/2oz gin (I used Poor Toms)
  • 15ml/0.5oz creme de violette
  • 15ml/0.5oz lemon juice

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

And that’s another Ginuary done and dusted! This year felt easy, maybe because I had last year off? Maybe because it just was! I had a blast, and a lot of grapefruit juice and green chartreuse. What will next year bring? Enjoy 2018, friends!