moon phase gin cocktail

Moon phase : a mysterious gin cocktail


Don’t you feel like Autumn is very much settling into our lives and getting cosy at the moment?

For this reason, I want to share this rather tasty gin cocktail recipe with you. As usual it’s pretty easy to make and doesn’t require crazy preparation or exotic ingredients. 

Just an easy gin cocktail that you can make in minutes at home… Ok, fine, the garnish is really the only faff of this recipe but you can obviously just swap it for something else and put your on twist on it!




This cocktail is inspired by the moon, and specifically by the way the moon influences our daily lives: from sea tides to seasons and even human behavior!⁠

By the way, did you know that the moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago and around 40 million years after the formation of the solar system?⁠

 The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth meaning the same side is always facing the Earth.⁠

For this reason the ‘dark side of the moon’ only exist for us living on planet earth.⁠



⁠This is a gin cocktail to ease us into the colder months, so you’ll find a soft floral note coming through in the drink. 

Because of this, I recommend you to use a gin with a lightly floral flavour profile, something like Silent Pool gin or Hendrick’s midsummer solstice special edition gin. 

Aelder elixir is a scotch-based liqueur made from elderberries and other hand foraged botanicals in small batches in Scotland. It is dark purple in colour, has a funky wild smell and its taste is amazingly fruity and complex. I sometimes describe it as a sort of ‘Scottish creme de cassis’ and in fact it also works well mixed with sparkling wine. You can find out more about it on their website here.

Fernet Branca can easily become an overpowering ingredient in any cocktail, but when used right it is the best thing to round up a drink and to add an extra layer of depth to your cocktails.

About egg whites in cocktails you can check out my article here, and if you’re curious about egg whites alternatives you can read this article!


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My name is Lulu and I am a cocktail creatress, menu developer, consultant and blogger based in the wonderful Scottish highlands.

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Moon Phase

moon phase gin cocktail







  • Add all ingredients to shaker 
  • Add ice and shake
  • Double strain in a coupette


  • Purple Tuille or edible flower 

I really hope you enjoyed this gin cocktail recipe! I think it’s perfect for fall and I’m curious to know what’s your favourite liqueur to drink after a meal or to use in cocktails?

As usual, let me know your thoughts or questions in the comment section below and do share this recipe if you liked it!


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