In honor of the highly anticipated solar eclipse on Monday, Coast Kitchen at The Montauk Yacht Club, 32 Star Island Road, Montauk, will offer a special cocktail. The solar eclipse cocktail is made with vodka lemonade and is topped with a Chambord float and will be available on Monday, August 21 only for $13.
Touted as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, it will darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina. If you’re wondering what a solar eclipse is, join the club. I had no idea either. So I did a little research and discovered it’s when the moon appears to completely cover the sun in the sky. During a total solar eclipse every bit of light from the sun is blocked, and only it’s outer atmosphere, called the corona, is visible. It’s reported that you may see ribbons of light twisting out into the sky.
Depending on where you are when it happens, the longest it can last is a little over 2 minutes. I’m told you need a pair of solar viewing glasses or a DIY pinhole camera in order to see this safely. Seriously. Otherwise you risk eye damage or blindness. So don’t stare at the sun! The next time a total eclipse will be visible in the US is 2024, and that will only be visible over Texas and Mexico. Pretty sure the drink of the night for that one will be a Corona.