Cobalt Blue


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.

Cobalt Blue

  • 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.

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