After using Blue Curacao, where could I go for my blue tint? I had one more blue drink for my Cocktails in the Park with George, the Cobalt Blue (hex #0047AB), and for that I turned sheepishly to a blue vodka that did the trick.
- 2.0 oz. UV Blue Vodka
- 1.0 oz. Hpnotiq
- 0.25 oz. Bittermens Amère Sauvage
- 2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
UV Blue is a raspberry flavored vodka, and I combined that with the vodka-based fruit juice liquor Hpnotiq (also blue, with a touch of green). Very sweet and not very complex at this point, so I poured in the bitters, going for the gentian Bittermens Amère Sauvage and some classic orange bitters. I don’t normally drink vodka drinks, and wouldn’t necessarily reach for this recipe on a Saturday night, but I think I pulled off a drinkable, layered drink that wasn’t just sweet and fruity and was, yes, a nice hue of blue.
Just one more to go to complete the palette.