We entered the New Moon on December 23rd, and so it is time to collect the ingredients to introduce the Wolf Moon Cocktail! The upcoming full moon occurs on January 6th. Hopefully this gives interested mixologists enough time to collect the ingredients.
Wolf Moon Cocktail
- Stirrer / spoon
- Lowballl cocktail glass
- 2 oz Hendrick's Lunar Gin
- ¾ oz rosemary simple syrup
- 4-6 oz pomagranate juice add to taste
- 1 tsp sugar (optional for sugar rim)
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary (optional for sugar rim)
- Add syrup, gin & juice to cocktail glass
Inspired by the traditional greyhound and salty dog cocktails, the wolf moon pulls in strong herbaceous flavors and the acidic bitterness of pomegranate juice. A greyhound and salty dog are both a simple mix of gin (or vodka) and grapefruit juice poured into a glass filled with ice and stirred.
Since we are in the throes of winter, we’re in that weird place where we don’t want to spend too much time mixing our own cocktails, but there’s no energy to put on clothes to hit up our favorite cocktail lounge. At least that’s where I’m at during the point of making this cocktail. Which is why I vied for a simple cocktail that didn’t even require pulling out the shaker.
However, if you want that sophisticated cocktail, this is possible. Quickly and easily make this a fancier cocktail by utilizing the optional sugar rim garnish. Throw some fresh rosemary and sugar into a food processer to rim your glass. The sugar rim adds a new layer of flavor to savor, but in no way makes the cocktail feel lacking if it is not added.
How does Rosemary and Pomegranates become the Wolf Moon?
When combined with Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, I feel that this cocktail brings the aromas of a snowy woods in the moonlight. The pitter patter of heavy paws echo in your ears ever faintly as the
Will you be giving the wolf moon cocktail a try? Be sure to tell me what your thoughts on it!