While I was on my road trip, I woke up in the middle of the night because the moon had totally illuminated my sleeping spot — turns out it was a ginormous full moon, hanging low in the night sky. Totally breathtaking. It was just an impactful, yet simple moment. When I returned, I was so moved by this memory that I asked our recipe contributor Claire McAleese to whip up a martini inspired by tonight’s full moon.
Full Moon Martini (Prep time: 15 minutes, plus at least 6 hours to freeze)
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 ounce vodka
- Blackberries, to garnish
- Sugar, to rim glass
Combine 1/2 cup water with a 1/2 cup coconut cream, mix well. Pour mixture into circular ice cube molds. Place into the freezer and allow at least 5-6 hours to freeze. (Note: this recipe can be doubled to accommodate more ice cubes.)
Using a coupe champagne glass, wet half the glass rim with a wet paper towel and dip wet side into a small amount of sugar. Set glass aside.
In a cocktail shaker place vodka and plenty of ice, shake well and strain into the prepared glass. Place moon-shaped ice cube into glass and drop a blackberry or two into the cocktail.
Enjoy this cocktail as a nightcap while stargazing with loved ones this full moon!
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