Midnight Sky Cocktail Recipe

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For those who love to entertain, having a delicious cocktail recipe is a must. A perfect primer to an elegant dinner or a charming complement to a late morning brunch, cocktails can connect your guests and leave them feeling refined and relaxed. But as the host, you have so much more to worry about than welcome drinks. Here, four locals share their big-batch recipes that can save on time without sacrificing flavor.


Photos by Emily Pérez Long

Peri Murr’s

Midnight Sky


Peri Murr holding a midnight sky cocktail


“I find it really calming to look at beautiful things. The charcoal in this cocktail provides a satisfying contrast for the glitter to dance with, creating a mesmerizing experience that you can sort of fall into as you sip. The citrus and ginger cut through on the front end, carrying you to the sweet violette and herbaceous finish of the gin and sage. This recipe could also be made with bourbon for a warmer flavor profile that brings out the honey.” – Peri Murr

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Midnight Sky Cocktail

Midnight Sky Cocktail

Peri Murr
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 drinks


  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • 2-quart pitcher
  • Chilled coupe glass


For the syrup:

  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ½ cup ginger, finely chopped
  • 8 sage leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. raw sugar

For the cocktail:

  • 8 oz. honey ginger sage syrup
  • 16 oz. Tanqueray gin
  • 4 oz. Rotham & Winter Crème de Violette
  • 2 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. activated charcoal powder

For garnish:

  • Lemon slices
  • Edible glitter


  • To make the syrup, heat 1 ¼ cups of water over medium-high heat and add ½ cup finely chopped ginger, 8 chopped sage leaves, 2 Tbsp. of honey, and 2 Tbsp. of raw sugar.
  • Let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour through a fine mesh strainer and let cool.
  • Once cool, combine all of the ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher, top with ice, and stir to combine.
  • Serve in a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon slice and sprinkle of edible glitter. 
Keyword Activated Charcoal, Big Batch Drink, Cocktail, Edible glitter, Gin, Mixed Drink
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