You arrive at the venue, you are now married and have spent months getting to this point in your day. It is time to relax and celebrate the beginning of your new life as a couple… cocktail?
Imagine standing beneath giant rockets, music is lilting up into the tower above, your guests mingle and chat, dry ice cascades over colourful cocktails and a day of festivity awaits.
Everything is perfect, including the tasty drink in your hand designed just for you.
So what is your poison?
Gin - Space Race
• 1 3/4 oz gin
• 1 1/4 oz hazelnut liqueur (frangelico)
• 1/4 oz lemon juice
Shake ingredients together, strain into an old-fashioned glass three-quarters filled with ice and serve. Simple and refreshing, with a sweet and sour kick.
Vodka - Planetary Punch
• 1 1/4 oz Vodka
• 3/4 oz melon liqueur
• 1/2 oz peach puree
• 1 oz orange juice
• 1 oz pineapple juice
• Maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Drop a cherry into the glass for a garnish.
Planetary Punch was created by 360 Vodka for Earth Day.
Classic – Blue Moon
The Aviation is a classic cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice. Some recipes omit the crème de violette. The Blue Moon is a twist on this classic:
• 2 oz gin
• 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 3/4 oz Crème de Violette.
Shake that all up with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
Cognac – Charlie Brown
• 1oz Cognac
• 1oz Dark Cacao Liqueur
• 1oz Whisky/Honey Liqueur
Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon. Launched on May 18, 1969, it was the F mission: a “dress rehearsal” for the first Moon landing, testing all of the components and procedures, just short of actually landing. The Command Module (CM) was named Charlie Brown.
Fruity - Moonwalk
• 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
• 1 oz. orange liqueur, preferably Grand Marnier
• 3 drops rose water
• Champagne or sparkling wine, for topping
Combine grapefruit juice, orange liqueur, and rose water in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne flute; top with champagne.
This space inspired cocktail was created by Joe Gilmore, a bartender, in the American Bar in London’s Savoy’s hotel in 1969 in homage to the Apollo 11 mission. Legend has it, this cocktail was the first drink astronauts had on their return to earth. Neil Armstrong loved it so much he sent Joe a thank you letter!
Out There -The Orbiter
• 1 1/2 oz London dry gin
• 3/4 oz Tang
• 1/2 oz green Chartreuse
• 1 dash Angostura bitters
Shake in ice for 15 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe (or on the rocks in a rocks glass, with a splash of soda, if you prefer).
Tang is a fruit-flavoured drink. Originally formulated by General Foods Corporation food scientist William A. Mitchell in 1957, it was used on John Glenn’s Mercury flight and subsequent Gemini missions. Since then, it was closely associated with the U.S. manned spaceflight program, leading to the misconception that Tang was invented for the space program.