The Moonwalk Cocktail to celebrate man’s first step on the Moon

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Grand Marnier based lunatic cocktail to celebrate man’s first step on the Moon 50 years ago.


The Moonwalk Cocktail

A drink made for astronauts. Grand Marnier commemorates the arrival of Apollo 11 on the moon on 20 July 1969. This cocktail inspired by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong was born in the American Bar of the Savoy Hotel. Joe Gilmore, bartender in chief, created the drink in 1969 to commemorate the return of astronauts. It was said to be the first drink they tasted when they returned to Earth.

The cocktail was sent by The Savoy to the astronauts in a flask. Neil Armstrong sent back a letter of thanks and saying it was the first thing they drank when they returned from quarantine.

The Moonwalk Cocktail to celebrate man's first step on the Moon

Moonwalk Cocktail. Grand Marnier



30 ml grapefruit juice

30 ml Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

3 drops Champagne rose water or sparkling wine

Type of glass

Champagne Flute


Combine grapefruit juice, Grand Marnier liqueur and rose water in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and filter the liquid in a Champagne flute. Finish by adding Champagne at the top. Taste and Enjoy!



Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.

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