In to the Blue Cocktails

Blue Cocktails
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Blue Lagoon - Clovis Wood

Classic Blue Lagoon

It’s believed that the Blue Lagoon was created at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the 1960’s

Blue Curaçao is a Caribbean liqueur made using the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit also known as the Curaçao Orange which is too bitter to be edible. The liqueur is then coloured blue. 

Ingredients

30 ml Vodka

30 ml Blue Curaçao

120 ml Lemonade

Ice

Lemon slice and Cherry to garnish

Method

In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients.

Add ice and shake.

Strain into chilled Hurricane cocktail glass (any tall glass will do).

Add lemon or lime slice, some mint (optional) and a Maraschino Cherry

Sunrise Lagoon - Sunny Side Up

The layered effect is mesmerising

Ingredients

50ml Pineapple Juice

25 ml Orange Juice

25 ml Vodka or Tequila

15 ml Grenadine

5 ml Lime juice 

5 ml Blue Curacao

Sparkling Water (Or Prosecco)

Orange Slice to garnish

Method

In a large tall glass pour in the Grenadine.

Add ice (preferably crushed)

Mix Pineapple Juice, Orange juice and Vodka (Tequila works well too) together in a separate glass and pour over ice.

Mix Blue Curacoa with the 40 ml of sparkling water (or Prosecco if using).

Using the back of a spoon pour over so that it floats on the top of the drink.

Garnish with Orange slice and cherry

Blue Hawaiian

Ingredients

30ml White or Coconut rum

30 ml Blue Curacao

60 ml Pineapple Juice

30 ml Cream of Coconut

Handful of Crushed Ice

5 ml Lime Juice (optional)

Pineapple slice, for garnish

Method

Mix Rum, Blue Curacao, Cream of Coconut, Pineapple Juice and Crushed ice in a blender.

Pour in to glass and serve with Pineapple slice garnish

 

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Diamond Blue

Inspired by the engagement ring given to Kate Middleton by Prince William and created by legendary mixologist Charlotte Voisey

Ingredients

Method

Add the gin, crème de violette, blue curaçao and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker or glass with ice, and stir until well-chilled.

Strain into a Champagne flute, and top with the Champagne

Garnish with edible silver powder (often used for cake decorating) 

An ounce in millilitres is approximately 30ml

 

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