It is a historical drink invented by the celebrated barman Joe Gilmore who was serving at the Sovoy Hotel's American Bar. As the name suggests, this drink was invented in celebration of the first landing of man on the moon. Joe is famous for inventing his cocktails in celebration of major events and naming them after it. He has also named cocktails after heads of states on their visit to the bar. This cocktail is also the first drink sipped by renowned astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin after their return to Earth. Not only does it have an interesting history, it is good to taste and goes with the theme when celebrating any event. Let us try the step by step recipe for a drink that promises to be truly refreshing.
Preparation time:P It should not take you more than ten minutes
Serving Size: one person (increase in proportion for more servings)
Utensils: Cocktail shaker, Cocktail glass
- 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 oz orange liqueur (preferably Grand Marnier)
- 2 to 3 drops rosewater
- champagne or wine for topping
- crushed ice as required for chilling
Put a glass in the refrigerator because cocktails taste best when chilled.
Take out you cocktail shaker. Put in some crushed ice first. Pour in the grapefruit juice, orange liqueur and rosewater in the required amount. There is no order to be followed, just make sure to get an even blend.
Shake hard with both hands for half a minute with the lid tightly sealed to avoid any spills.
Strain the mixture into the cocktail glass taken out of the refrigerator.
Top it with champagne which will create a sizzling effect that will leave no room for garnishing.
Let us celebrate for great successes in human history so that drinks as good as this are invented by barmen as creative as Joe. Cheers!!