Weekend Cocktail: The Blood Moon

This Sunday evening we’ll have a lunar eclipse which will give us a blood moon. This inspired my husband to create this weekend cocktail for us.
Weekend Cocktail: The Blood Moon
The main flavoring and color in this cocktail comes from Pimm’s Blackberry and Elderflower. Oh, this stuff could be addicting. I already knew I loved elderflower liquor, but the addition of blackberry is so good. The lemon juice in the cocktail is just the right sharpness against the liquor.
Weekend Cocktail: The Blood Moon
Like a Pimm’s Cup this drink is light and refreshing which is perfect because it is also unusually warm for fall this weekend. Three and a half ounces may seem like a lot of alcohol for a cocktail, but the Pimm’s is only 40 proof.
Weekend Cocktail: The Blood Moon
The thing that really makes this cocktail live up to its namesake is the use of a large round ice cube. It looks like a full moon floating in the drink. We use one of these ice cube molds and the ice lasts through two drinks.

The Blood Moon


  • 3 oz Pimm’s Blackberry and Elderflower
  • 1/2 oz Hendrick’s Gin (though any gin will do)
  • 1 t simple syrup
  • 2 t lemon juice
  • soda water

Put ice in a highball. Add all ingredients. Stir and serve.

Serves 1

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