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Blue Moon Gin Cocktail

The Blue Moon gin cocktail is really quite the looker, and it will absolutely knock you down. There’s nothing subtle about this drink, at all. It’s gin forward, bold, gorgeous, and tasty, to boot. It’s also really simple, quick to make, and just a lovely bright addition to your hand.

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Because the gin flavors really come through here, choose a gin that you love. I wanted a bold purple color, too, so I use Empress gin which is already purple. You may find that clear gin will give you a pale purple or even gray looking drink, thanks to the Creme de Violette. A lemon twist certainly adds a bit of bright contrast, as well.

Blue Moon Gin Cocktail

The Blue Moon is a simple, elegant, and gin forward cocktail. Pair your boldest gin with some Creme de Violette and a hint of lemon for a huge wow factor.


  • 2 Oz. Gin Use Empress for bold color.
  • .5 Oz. Creme de Violette
  • .75 Oz. Lemon juice


  • Grab your cocktail shaker and toss everything in!
  • Add some ice, and shake away.
  • Strain into your fancy glass.
  • A lemon twist is your garnish, or a lemon wheel. Your pick.

For other gin drinks with Creme de Violette, hit these up:

The Violette 75

The Violette Pavan Aviation

Elderflower Aviation

Blue Moon with Lemon

How to make the Blue Moon Gin Cocktail

Do start with a gin that you love. Preferably one that goes along with Violette flavors, so perhaps avoid the wickedly herbal and spicy gins out there. A smooth citrus, floral, or lightly spiced gin would be just fine.

Do use fresh lemon juice. This gives your gin drink a bit of depth and texture, especially if you don’t strain it too much. Which I don’t recommend, but if you’re in a pinch, you are in a pinch.

Do adjust the amounts! Creme de Violette has a bit of a sweet flavor. Start with a little, and then turn up the volume if you want more sweetness in your glass.

Let your lemon twist become a bit more influential by expressing the oil into your glass.


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