Do you want to create your own drinks with blue curacao, but wonder if they’re easy to make? Well, you’re not alone. Just like you, I want to create my own mixed drinks to save my trip to the liqueur bar and impress my guests.
The good news is, yes, they’re easy to make. All you need are the right equipment and the accurate measurement of ingredients. If you want to find out more about blue curacao and mixed drinks, read on below.
What is Blue Curacao?
Blue curacao is a sweet liqueur produced from the distillation of dried peel of bitter oranges or the Curacao fruit. By the name itself, it is called blue perhaps because of its blue distinct color. The blue color doesn’t offer any additional flavor because all you taste will be orange.
In my cocktail drinks, I usually use the Free Brothers Blue Curacao because it tastes as good as any top-quality brands. It has a clean and clear orange taste that leaves a very pleasant taste in my drinks.
Aside from the tasty zing that it offers to many mixed drinks, it is often used to bring color. It transforms the appearance of your mixed drinks into a more fun and festive mood. So the next time that you want to bring a blue hue to your drinks, use some Blue Curacao.
Can You Make Your Own Blue Curacao?
Yes, you can. If you take pride in concocting your own homemade Blue Curacao, here are the steps that you should follow.
- In an empty bottle, pour 1 liter of vodka, 4 tablespoons of dried bitter orange peel, and zest from 12 oranges. Leave it for 20 days.
- On the 20th day, add 32 cloves and leave it for another day.
- With a coffee filter, strain out the mixture.
- In the filtered liquid, add 8 cups of sugar and 6 cups of water. Stir thoroughly.
- To reach the desired blue color, add a few drops of food coloring at a time.
Boston Shaker vs Cobbler shaker
In mixing drinks, one of the equipment that you need to have is a good cocktail shaker. This essential shaker comes in two types: the Boston shaker and the cobbler shaker. If you want to see their visual difference, watch this video.
If you’re still new to the bartending game, use a cobbler shaker because it’s easy to use. Just close the lid and do the shake. It already comes with a built-in strainer too, one feature that is not offered by its counterpart.
For those with a skill in shaking drinks, Boston shaker is your best bet. It has a larger capacity and offers a better water-tight seal than its counterpart. It also doesn’t freeze shut, unlike the cobbler which can be hard to open once it has cooled from the ice. Since this has no built-in strainer, you to have a cocktail strainer if you choose this one.
Easy-to-Make Drinks With Blue Curacao
Here are some simple drinks that you can make at home.
1. Blue Sky
In a cocktail shaker, fill with ice cubes halfway. Next, pour 1 ounce of Blue Curacao and 6 ounces of milk. Shake well and pour into a highball glass.
2. Bluetail Fly
In a cocktail shaker, fill with crushed ice halfway. Next, pour 1 1/2 ounces of Blue Curacao, 1 tablespoon of white creme de cassis, and 1 tablespoon of cream. Shake well and pour the mixed drink into a chilled cocktail glass.
3. Blue Cosmopolitan
In your Boston shaker, fill with ice cubes, then add 4 ounces vodka, 1 ounce Blue Curacao, a splash of lime juice, and 3 ounces of white cranberry juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
4. Blue Bird
In your Boston shaker, fill with ice cubes, then add 4 ounces of Blue Curacao, 3 ounces of lemon juice, 2 ounces of almond syrup, and 8 ounces of gin. Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
5. True Blue
In your highball glass, fill with ice cubes, then pour 4 ounces of vodka, 1 1/2 ounces of Blue Curacao, 1 ounce of Elderflower liqueur and 1 ounce of lemon juice. Top it up with tonic water and garnish with a lemon peel.
Try Your Own Drink With Blue Curacao Today!
Blue Curacao is a must-have in cocktail mixing because it gives a sweet flavor and a vibrant color in drinks. It is easy to blend with other alcohol, fruit juices, and soda, too. Remember to choose your own cocktail mixer equipment: cobbler shaker or the Boston shaker.
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