Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cocktails Containing Blue Martini or Blue Curacao


Absolut Vodka, Island Blue Pucker, splash 7-UP, garnish w/lemon twist.bsolut Vodka, Island Blue Pucker, splash 7-UP, garnish w/lemon twist.


Bombay Sapphire, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, splash lime juice, garnish w/lemon twist.


Lime Vodka, Island Blue Pucker, Splash Cointreau, splash pineapple juice, garnish w/pineapple slice.


Bombay Sapphire, Cointreau, splash Blue Curacao, splash sour mix, garnish w/red cherry & lemon slice.


Stoli Razberi Vodka, Blue Curacao, grenadine, layer in glass.


Stolichnaya Vodka, Chambord, dash pineapple juice, rim glass w/razberi sugar.



1 part blueberry-flavored vodka (recommended: Stoli Blue)
1 part vanilla-flavored vodka (recommended: Stoli Vanilla)
Splash sweet blue liqueur (recommended: Blue Curacao)
Fresh or frozen blueberries, for garnish
Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients except berries and shake well.

Pour into martini glass and garnish with blueberries.

Blue Sparkler


Blue Sparkler

· 1 part Renew or Calm Nutrisoda

· 1 part Raspberry Rum

· 1 part Blue Curacao Liquor

· 1 part Lemonade

· Garnish with strawberry and lemon twist

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No matter what your taste buds call for, all flavors meet the demand for something cool, yet healthy. Check out the website www.nutrisoda.com for more 411 on great ideas on ways to incorporate this into your life. Why not put something good into your body when it comes to sodas!

Blue Curacao Liquer


Curaçao is a liqueur flavoured with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao. A non-native plant similar to an orange, larahas developed from the sweet Valencia orange transplanted by Spanish explorers; the nutrient-poor soil and arid climate of Curaçao proved unsuitable to that cultivation, producing small bitter fruits, but was eventually bred into the current laraha species, whose fruits remain bitterly inedible.

Initially discovered by accident, the drink was first developed and marketed by the Senior family (a Jewish family of Spanish descent) in the 19th century[1]. To create the liqueur, the peels of the Laraha are dried, bringing out their sweetly fragranced oils. After soaking in a still with alcohol and water for several days, the peels are removed and other spices are added.

The liqueur has an orange-like flavour with varying degrees of bitterness. It is naturally colourless, but is often given artificial colouring, most commonly blue, which confers an exotic appearance to cocktails and other mixed drinks.

Some other liquors are also sold as Curaçaos with different flavours added, such as Coffee, Chocolate and Rum Raisin.

Blue Velvet

The Blue Velvet
3/4 oz. Blue Curacao
1/2 oz. Fresh Sour
3 1/2 oz. Freixenet Carta Nevada

Mix together in a 10 oz. (chilled) Martini glass (no ice). Garnish with orange zest.

Big Sur Cooler

Big Sur Cooler

Ice cubes
1 part amaretto (recommended: Disaronno)
1/2 part blue Curacao
1 part white cranberry juice, chilled
Mint sprig, for garnish
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Pour amaretto and blue Curacao over ice cubes. Top with chilled white cranberry juice and stir. Serve garnished with mint.


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Electric Ice

Electric Ice

2 ounces lemon-flavored rum (recommended: Bacardi Limon)
1/4-ounce sweet blue liqueur (recommended: Blue Curacao)
1/4-ounce sweet and sour mix
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces grapefruit juice
Shaved ice
Cherries, for garnish
Add all liquid ingredients to a martini shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass over a scoop of shaved ice. Serve with a cherry, for garnish, and a spoon.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Blue Cocktails

What is a Cocktail?

The official definition of a Cocktail according to the modern Merriam-Webster Dictionary is "an iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavoring ingredients." That's a pretty broad definition, but reflects the modern practice of referring to almost any mixed drink as a Cocktail. The first published definition of the Cocktail appeared in an editorial response in The Balance and Columbian Repository of 1806. This read: "Cocktail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters." It is this definition of ingredients that still refers to the "ideal cocktail."

When was the cocktail created?
People have been mixing drinks for centuries but it wasn't until the 17th and 18th centuries that the precursors of the Cocktail (the Slings, Fizzes, Toddies and Juleps) became popular enough to be recorded in history. It's unclear where, who, and what went into the creation of the original Cocktail, but it seems to be a specific drink rather than a category of mixed drinks during that time.

The first published reference to the Cocktail appears in the Farmer's Cabinet (Amherst, New Hampshire, April 28, 1803). The spoof editorial tells of a "lounger" who, with an 11 a.m. hangover, "…Drank a glass of cocktail – excellent for the head…" In Imbibe!, David Wondrich attributes the first known Cocktail recipe in print to Captain J.E. Alexander in 1831 who calls for brandy, gin or rum in a mix of "…a third of the spirit to two-thirds of the water; add bitters, and enrich with sugar and nutmeg…"

Why Blue Cocktail?
Our chosen cocktail theme this month in case you hadn’t already guessed is blue! We have chosen and tested a selection of recipes all featuring one particular liqueur which is often misunderstood – Blue Curaçao.

Often thought of as just to add colour rather than enhancing the flavour or alcoholic content to a cocktail, Blue Curaçao is an extremely versatile liqueur which we would recommend as an essential component for your home cocktail ingredients selection.

Curaçao liqueurs are traditionally made from the dried peels of the small bitter curaçao orange – named after the Dutch island of Curaçao in the Caribbean. As the island of Curaçao was formerly a Dutch colony, it supplied fruit to the liqueur makers of Holland. Now Curaçao liqueurs are also produced from bitter oranges of other origins and can be clear, blue, or orange. The colours are purely decorative, but the bitter orange flavours are very similar.

De Kuyper Blue Curaçao is a vibrant electric blue with pronounced citrus aromas reminiscent of orange and lime marmalade although its fragrant bitter orange flavours have a balanced sweetness. Even though it is rarely consumed neat or over ice – De Kuyper Blue Curaçao is the essential ingredient for many eye catching cocktail recipes. Have a look at the cocktail ideas we have selected this month and see what you think.

Enjoy : )

Tuesday, July 1, 2008



Also called a Collins. Used for tall or long drinks, often for fruit punches and harvey wallbangers.



The cocktail glass! Used mainly for vodka based drinks, as the long stem keeps the cocktail from warming up too quickly.


Shot Glass

Found in all shapes and sizes, from silly message ones to highly expensive hand blown glass ones.



Flutes are excellent to serve cocktails made with champagne in as they keep the fizz of the drink. Best chill before use.



Perfect for muddling fruit in as it's a more sturdy glass. Good for bourbon cocktails. Buy those with thick, heavy bases.


Monday, June 30, 2008

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Svend Linbaek/Cosmopolitan
Berry Mojito 5 fresh mint leaves 1 t. granulated sugar 4 lime wedges, juiced 2 oz. Bacardi Razz 1/4 oz. Chambord 1/4 oz. blue curaçao Splash of club soda Garnish: mint, blueberries, and raspberries In a tall glass, crush mint with a fork. Add sugar and lime juice; stir. Add Bacardi, Chambord, and blue curaçao; mix. Top with club soda. Garnish. Chad Weller of Rumi in Miami

Dreamy Blue

A Dreamy Blues is a Chocolate & Orange Martini that takes on an entirely different look with all the same, luscious flavors. It's a layered cocktail of white creme de cacao and blue curaçao that is best if both liqueurs and the glass are chilled. It can also be made into an eye-catching, layered shot. This is the perfect light cocktail for baby showers if you know it's going to be a boy.


  • 1 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 1/2 oz blue curaçao


  1. Pour the creme de cacao into a well-chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Float the blue curaçao on top.

The Something Blue

According to the Victorian saying, "Something old, Something new, Something Borrowed, Something Blue..." every bride should include blue in their wedding day for good luck. You can't get much bluer than this cocktail, although it's something you won't be wearing there just might be some luck in it. The Something Blue is a delicate blue drink that's easy enough to make that it can be served at a reception, shower or rehearsal dinner and it's eye appeal is a perfectly elegant touch to any wedding.


  • 2 oz Hpnotiq
  • 2 oz white wine
  • 1 oz ginger ale


  1. Build the ingredients in a Champagne flute.
  2. Serve and toast to a long and happy marriage.

Hawaian Breeze

Hawaiian Breeze

- 1 1/2 oz coconut rum
- 1/2 oz Hpnotiq liqueur
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 1/4 oz lemon juice
Garnish: pineapple wedge

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with pineapple wedge.


Forget about being green with envy, be blue with Envy. This is a stunning blue cocktail that uses silver tequila (Don Eduardo, Don Julio or similar tequilas are preferred) and blue curaçao. Serve it up in a deep cocktail or margarita glass for absolute eye appeal and consider serving it at your next beach or pool party, the pineapple and orange are perfect for summer occasions.



  • 1 1/2 oz silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz blue curaçao
  • pineapple juice
  • maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Pour the tequila into the glass of your choice.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Add the pineapple juice.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Top with blue curaçao and stir lightly again.
  6. Garnish with a cherry.

Blue Bird

Some people think that blue cocktail is not serious. It unworthy of real imbiber, but I think different :) For example, this cocktail is very serious - 2 oz of gin is no joke!


Blue Bird

60 ml gin
30 ml Cointreau
30 ml blue curacao
1-2 dash Angostura bitter
Shake. Cocktail glass, garnish with lemon twist and cherry.

It is potent aperitif with bright bitter-sweet taste.

Kamikaze Blue Shot

Amount Ingredient (Click ingredient for more recipes)
0.5 Shot

Russian Standard Vodka
0.5 Shot

De Kuyper Blue Curaçao
0.5 ShotLime Juice
Liquid volume = 37.5ml*
Alcohol by volume (ABV) = 20.0%*
* Please note: Volume and ABV values are approximations only.


Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain carefully into a shot glass.


No garnish



Blue Cosmopolitan

- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz blue curacao
- 2 1/2 oz white cranberry juice
Garnish: lemon peel

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

Into The Blue

Amount Ingredient (Click ingredient for more recipes)
1 ShotWhite Rum
0.5 Shot

De Kuyper Blue Curaçao
1.5 ShotsGrapefruit Juice
Top upSoda
Liquid volume = 174.99ml*
Alcohol by volume (ABV) = 7.1%*
* Please note: Volume and ABV values are approximations only.


Stir the De Kuyper Blue Curaçao, White Rum and grapefruit juice together with ice in a mixing jug and pour with the ice into a highball glass. Top up with soda desired.


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Ginger Blue

Amount Ingredient (Click ingredient for more recipes)
1 ShotDe Kuyper Kirsch
1 Shot

De Kuyper Blue Curaçao
Top upGinger Ale
0.5 ShotLemon Juice
Liquid volume = 162.49ml*
Alcohol by volume (ABV) = 6.8%*
* Please note: Volume and ABV values are approximations only.


Shake together the De Kuyper Blue Curaçao, De Kuyper Kirsch and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a highball glass half filled with cubed ice. Top up with ginger ale.

Additional notes:

Spicy ginger flavours mix with citrus fruit and cherry.


Couple of black cherries to rest on top of the drink




If you're looking for a blue drink that is thick and creamy the Frostbite is an excellent candidate. Use a premium tequila and white crème de cacao (as opposed to brown) for the best results. I prefer to serve a Frostbite on the rocks, filling the glass with cream and turning it into a blue White Russian from south of the border.


          • 1 1/2 oz tequila
          • 1/2 oz white crème de cacao
          • 1/2 oz blue curaçao
          • 1/2 oz cream
          • maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or in an ice-filled old-fashioned glass.
  4. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Blue Martini

This beautiful blue Martini is an excellent addition to any party and its tropical sour flavor is a delight. The Deep Blue Sea Martini is made of vodka (Blue Ice American Vodka), blue curacao, sour mix and pineapple juice. While any orange liqueur you have in stock will do, you will not obtain that blue hue unless you use the ever-essential blue curacao.


        • 2 oz Blue Ice American Vodka
        • 3/4 oz sweet and sour mix
        • 1/2 blue curacao
        • 1/2 oz pineapple juice


  1. Pour the vodka, sour mix, blue curacao and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Blue Velvet

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2 1/2 oz Alizé Cognac
1/2 oz Benedictine
2 dashes Peychauds bitters

Stir with ice to chill and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Blue Tequila

Amount Ingredient (Click ingredient for more recipes)
1 ShotTequila
1 Shot
De Kuyper Blue Curaçao
Liquid volume = 50ml*
Alcohol by volume (ABV) = 30.0%*
* Please note: Volume and ABV values are approximations only.


Build ingredients into shot glass, with the De Kuyper Blue Curaçao first and then the Tequila.


No garnish



Blue Sky

Amount Ingredient (Click ingredient for more recipes)
1 ShotWhite Rum
1 Shot

De Kuyper Blue Curaçao
1.75 ShotsLime Juice
1 ShotSugar Syrup
Liquid volume = 118.75ml*
Alcohol by volume (ABV) = 12.6%*
* Please note: Volume and ABV values are approximations only.


Shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into Martini glass.


No garnish