Harvest Moon Cocktail

Photo Credit: Susie Cushner, Recipe: Susan Branch – Country Living

September is the perfect time for a great Harvest Moon cocktail!  This month, September 8-9th a Full Harvest Moon shone brightly in the sky. Traditionally, this designation goes to the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal (fall) Equinox. The Harvest Moon usually comes in September and at the peak of the harvest, farmers can work into the night by the light of this moon.  As you sip your cocktail you can just picture farmers harvesting their crops of corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice.  If you missed it earlier this month, here is a beautiful image of the Harvest Moon for September 2014 as shared at Almanac.com>


 Harvest Moon Cocktail

Recipemakes 2 drinks

  • Combine 1/4 cup apricot brandy with 1/2 cup each of sweet-and-sour prepared mix and seltzer water, and 4 teaspoons of pomegranate juice.
  • Dampen the rims of 2 martini glasses with a lemon wedge and dip them into colored cocktail sugar.
  • Place the first three ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker, mix vigorously, and pour into the prepared glasses.
  • Pour 2 teaspoons of pomegranate juice into each glass; do not stir.


6 Responses to Harvest Moon Cocktail

  1. St. Luke says:

    A tasty beverage the whole family shall enjoy!

  2. Dawn says:

    You’re welcome, hope you enjoy one!

  3. Thanks for explaining the harvest moon (saved me having to google it!)…and for this great recipe. Happy fall!

  4. Jules from A Little Bite of Life says:

    What a fun cocktail–I love apricot brandy, so cannot wait to try this!

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