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Solar Eclipse Recipes by MOUNT GAY ECLIPSE RUM and BLUE MOON

Solar Eclipse Recipes by MOUNT GAY ECLIPSE RUM and BLUE MOON

Get ready for the solar eclipse fast approaching on Monday 8/21. Do your research, pick a viewing spot, get the proper gear, and be amazed. Whether you're planning to watch alone or host a viewing party, here are some ideas for original, eclipse inspired recipes. Blue Moon has exciting creations in partnership with influential recipe developer Lauren Magenta. And we have clever cocktails that use Mount Gay Eclipse Rum. These ideas are also great for celebrations long after Monday's celestial phenomenon.

Solar Eclipse Inspired Recipes with Blue Moon

Color-Changing Midnight-Moon Cocktail with Blue Moon

This cocktail starts off light blue, then turns purple when combined when fresh squeezed citrus juice is poured in, and finally it turns a deep dark purple when Blue Moon gets added - like the color of a night sky

Combine 1 oz. fresh squeezed citrus juice (orange and lemon) with 3 oz. sweetened butterfly pea tea. Top with 4 oz. Blue Moon Belgian White. Serve over ice and orange slices, and garnish with an orange wheel.

Orange-Citrus Blue Moon Bar with Blue Moon

These bars are filled with fresh squeezed orange juice and topped off with lemon & orange zest. Blue Moon is added to the batter to give it a moistness and freshness.

Ingredients and method:

Cream together 1/2 cup butter and 1/3 cup sugar. Add 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp. vanilla, 1 tbsp. grated orange zest and mix. Bake bar base mixture for 20 min. at 350. Meanwhile, mix 4 eggs with 1 1/3 cup sugar. Add 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup orange juice, a splash of lemon juice, 1 tbsp. each of grated lemon and orange zest, 1/4 cup Blue Moon Belgian White and 1 tbsp. honey. Mix and pour mixture over bar base. Bake for 20 min. at 350. Cut into squares and finish bars with powdered sugar. Yields 9 bars.

Solar Eclipse Inspired Cocktails made with Mount Gay Eclipse

Solar Eclipse


2 oz Mount Gay Eclipse

4 oz Ginger Beer

1 tsp Activated Charcoal

1 Grapefruit (carved out)

Method: Mix Mount Gay Eclipse and activated charcoal in a glass with ice. Strain into carved out grapefruit and top with ginger beer.

Solar Eclipse Recipes by MOUNT GAY ECLIPSE RUM and BLUE MOON

Total Eclipse of the Heart


1 oz Mount Gay Eclipse

1 oz Dark Herbal Liqueur

1 oz Pineapple Juice

¾ oz Lime Juice

¾ oz Cane Syrup

Splash of Sparkling Red Wine

Method: Shake all ingredients (except sparkling red wine), strain over large cube in a double rocks glass and top with sparkling red wine.

Goodbye Sunshine


2 oz Mount Gay Eclipse

4 oz Ginger Beer

Method: Add ice to a rock glass. Garnish with orange-wheel.

To learn more about the Total Solar Eclipse 2017, visit the NASA web site:

About Blue Moon

Blue Moon Brewing Co. has been dedicated to brewing great tasting and refreshing beers since its start in 1995 out of Denver, CO. This year, Blue Moon is excited to join its fans across the country in toasting the "once-in-a-Blue-Moon" Total Solar Eclipse with a Blue Moon Belgian White, topped with a signature orange garnish. Visit:

About Mount Gay Rum

In 1910, master blender Timothy Thornhill, was looking to name his newest bottled creation. Fatefully, the day his rum launched overlapped a rare astrological event: a total eclipse over the South Pole. The legendary rum would be named Eclipse, reflecting its uniqueness and exceptional quality. Visit:

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mount Gay Eclipse and Blue Moon

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