We entered the New Flower Moon this morning, which means it’s time to collect the ingredients to introduce my Flower Moon Cocktail! The Flower full moon occurs on May 16th. Hopefully this gives interested mixologists enough time to collect the ingredients. However, if you are wanting to mix this sooner, the Halloween community is celebrating Half-o-ween this weekend, which I think is a perfect time for a moon-inspired cocktail. Especially since it IS the new moon…
Flower Moon Cocktail
- Cocktail shaker
- Punch glass / Teacup
- Jar of hibiscus flowers in syrup
- ½ oz Elderflower liqueur
- ½ oz Hibiscus syrup from hibiscus jar
- ¾ oz Lime juice ~1 lime juiced
- 2 oz Hendrick's Lunar Gin
- 1 Hibiscus flower from hibiscus jar
- Champagne OPTIONAL
- Chill glass in freezer while mixing your cocktail
- Add elderflower liqueur, hibiscus syrup, lime juice and gin to cocktail shaker
- Shake vigorously
- Remove glass from freezer and place hibiscus flower at bottom of glass
- Strain from cocktail shaker over flower into glass
- Serve as is or top with some bubbly to lessen the bitter
This cocktail will serve nicely for a Mother’s day gathering or even hanging out in the garden. Unless your tea cup is clear, the hibiscus flower in the bottom of the glass comes as a surprise and is edible. I really love that the drink is a little more on the bitter side of flavor (in a good way) since I feel that most flower-based cocktails are made on the sweeter side. If the drink is too bitter for your tastes, make it a fun event by pouring a bottle of champagne into a tea pot to pour into the cup. It makes for a pretty visual and adds a new layer to the concoction. If you’re just making for yourself, just pour the champagne straight from the bottle.
Where my pink moon cocktail recipe focused on the color, I wanted this cocktail to reflect flowers. Although hibiscus may bring thoughts of tropical vibes and summer fun, it is also an edible flower that blooms throughout May. How perfect! In comparison, June’s cocktail will represent the Honey Moon. I’ve had Hendrick’s Lunar in a Bee’s Knees, so I’m very excited to create my own twist on mixing Lunar with honey.
Will you be giving the flower moon cocktail a try? Be sure to tell me what your thoughts were on it!