LA LUNE 75
The second full moon of fall is traditionally called the Hunter’s Moon, a captivating name for a captivating moment in the year. Randi Densford, beverage director at Barn8 Farm Restaurant + Bourbon Bar in Goshen, Kentucky, was inspired by the beautiful glow of moonlight when she created the La Lune 75. With its golden saffron syrup and effervescent bubbles, this riff on the French 75 is a truly celebratory cocktail.
La Lune 75
¾ ounce saffron syrup (see recipe below)
¾ ounce lemon juice
¼ ounce Amaro Nonino Isaac Fernandez Cava to top
Orange twist, for garnish
Combine Stellum Hunter’s Moon Bourbon, saffron syrup, lemon juice, and Amaro Nonino in a cocktail tin with ice. Shake, then double strain into a chilled flute. Top with Isaac Fernandez Cava and garnish with an orange twist
To make saffron syrup, stir one cup water and one cup sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add 10 threads of saffron and allow to steep for 12 hours, until flavor is infused and syrup is bright gold in color. Strain.