Moonlight Cocktail (Gaz Regan's)

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Flute glass
Measuring jigger
Fine sieve


There are approximately 191 calories in one serving of Moonlight Cocktail (Gaz Regan's).


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Serve in a

Flute glass


Orange zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 12 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
34 fl oz Triple sec liqueur
12 fl oz Créme de violette liqueur
14 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
14 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice


Basically an Aviation but with triple sec in place of maraschino and lime instead of lemon juice. Gaz used lime juice because he didn't have any lemons but in this adaptation of his recipe I've mellowed the citrus sourness by using a combination of both lime and lemon juice.


This riff on the classic Aviation was created by Gaz Regan and first published in his The Cocktailian column in the San Francisco Chronicle on 27 September 2007. Gaz wrote, "After making my new baby I took it for a stroll around my deck and gazed up at the moon. It was off-white that evening, but it had a faint purplish hue to it. Just like my drink. The Moonlight Cocktail was born."

For the full story behind the origins of the Aviation and its many variations see our Aviation page.

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