If you can’t go on vacation, do the next best thing! Bring vacay-vibes home and shake up a Blue Martini for your friends. With its slightly sour tropical flavors and mesmerizing blue color, you can pretend you’re lying on the beach, staring at the ocean (while you’re staring into your Blue Martini drink). It’s one of the best summertime martinis you will ever sip on while daydreaming about long walks on a Hawaiian beach.
What makes it blue?
The Blue Martini drink gets its color from blue curaçao (pronounced cure-us-ow). This orange liqueur is the oldest of its kind. It is infused with the dried peel of laraha, a bitter-tasting orange local to the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Taste-wise curaçao is slightly sweet with a subtle bitter aftertaste.
How to make a Blue Martini cocktail
Making these martinis with blue curaçao is super simple, and they taste amazing. Slightly sour with strong tropical notes, they’re easy party drinks that your friends will love. To make the best Blue Martini recipe, you’ll need a good quality vodka, blue curaçao, sour mix, and fresh pineapple juice. You can use orange peel, fresh pineapple, or a maraschino cherry to garnish.
We suggest you make your own batch of sour mix. To make a bottle combine a cup of sugar, a cup of water, a cup of lemon juice, and half a cup of lime juice in a saucepan on the stove. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved, wait for it to cool down, and decant it into a bottle. You can store your homemade sour mix in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, and you’ll know it’s time to throw it out when the mixture turns cloudy.