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The Sexton creates a cocktail to mark New Moon on February 11

With Thursday February 11 marking the next big lunar event in our astronomical calendar, a night where the sky is clearer than ever, The Sexton has created a cocktail for the occasion.

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, according to the Irish whiskey brand.

The Sexton’s Dead of Night cocktail is said to be 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.



  • 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.

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