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An Amber Moon is a cocktail containing Tabasco sauce, raw egg, and whiskey [1]                        Amber Moon
or sometimes vodka.[2] The drink is similar to a Prairie oyster, however it has       Type          Cocktail
fewer ingredients and includes alcohol.[3] It is therefore intended more as a "pick   Primary          Whiskey
me up" or "hair of the dog" hangover remedy.[4]                                       alcohol by
The Amber Moon is featured in the 1974 film Murder on the Orient Express,             Served        Straight up; without ice
based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie. In the film, the butler Mr. Beddoes,      Standard      Highball glass
played by Sir John Gielgud, brings this drink to his employer, Mr. Ratchett, just     drinkware
prior to the discovery of the murder. Beddoes knocks on door of the dead man's
train compartment and announces "Your amber moon, Mr. Ratchett." The drink is
shown as a whole raw egg in a highball glass half-full of vodka, served with a
spoon and bottle of Tabasco on the side. [5] Beddoes is later questioned about        Commonly         3 US fluid ounces (89 ml)
the death of Ratchett by Hercule Poirot and relates "His breakfast was his amber      used             whiskey or vodka
moon. He never rose until it had had its full effect." [6]                                             1 raw egg
                                                                                                       Tabasco sauce, to taste

See also                                                                              Preparation Crack an egg into a tall glass,
                                                                                                  leaving the yolk unbroken. Pour in
   List of cocktails                                                                              whiskey. Add Tabasco to taste, or
                                                                                                  serve on the side.
References                                                                            Notes         This cocktail may also be blended

   1. ^ Dictionary of Mixed Drinks & Cocktails Recipes at, retrieved 19-Jun-2012
   2. ^ Amber Moon at, retrieved 19-Jun-2012
   3. ^ Wondrich, David. "Prairie Oyster" . Esquire.
   4. ^ Hair of the dog on MedTerms
   5. ^ Movie Quotes at
   6. ^ Murder on the Orient Express script at script-o-rama, retrieved 19-Jun-2012

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