This past Monday, July 20th marked the 40th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s 1969 Walk on the Moon. Grand Marnier was celebrating a bit of the brand’s own history that day as well: the famed liqueur was used in the first cocktail the astronauts enjoyed upon their return to earth. Aptly dubbed the Moonwalk, the cocktail was created by Joe Gilmore, the head barman at the Savoy Hotel in London to mark the first moon landing. (The name also is the name of a popular dance from the 1980's made famous by a famous pop singer.)
I was invited to Dutch Kills, the new bar in Long Island City owned by Sasha Petraske, (Milk & Honey, Little Branch, etc) to try the drink. The bar and drink were both great, and I highly recommend both!
1 part Grand Marnier
1 part fresh grapefruit juice
2 dashes Rosewater
Moët & Chandon (top with)
Shake ingredients well and strain into a wine glass. Top up with Moët & Chandon.
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