Celebrate tonight’s new moon with this versatile cocktail

by Rachel Darcy

The dark February evenings can only mean one thing – the New Moon is upon us.

Tonight, February 11, marks the next big lunar event in our astronomical calendar, a night where the sky is clearer than ever.

The New Moon occurs when the sun and moon are aligned, rising and setting at the same time, with the moon sitting perfectly between the sun and the Earth.

This alignment makes it impossible to see the moon with the naked eye. It’s a symbol of new beginnings, and what better way to welcome in a new phase than by toasting up to the skies with a tantalising beverage.

The Sexton’s Dead of Night cocktail is the ideal companion for stargazing. Crafted with a versatile flavour profile, The Sexton is distilled entirely from Irish malted barley and triple distilled in copper pot stills before maturing in Oloroso Sherry casks.

Check out the recipe below, and let us know on social media if you give it a try!


  • · 35ml The Sexton Single Malt
  • · 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • · 20ml sugar syrup
  • · 1 egg white
  • · 12.5ml red wine
  • · Cubed or block ice


  1. Add the whiskey, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker and shake without ice.
  2. Add ice and shake again.
  3. Strain over cubed or block ice in a rocks glass.
  4. Top with red wine and serve.

The Sexton is available to purchase in Celtic Whiskey Store, Carry Out, Fine Wines, O’Briens Wine and select independent retailers and off-licenses.

Please drink responsibly. Visit DrinkAware.ie for more information.

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