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miss_mia Mar 1, 2007 05:54 AM

I was just in a friend's office, and she was perusing a variety of drinks for a bridal shower this weekend. The bride's color is turquoise, so she's looking at recipes with Blue Curacao.

The common combos seem to be variations on vodka and lemonade. Options with orange juice seem like the color would be unappealing.

For a crowd, I would lean toward something like vodka, frozen lemonade concentrate, and seltzer.

Any suggestions?

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    bworm42 Mar 1, 2007 06:08 AM

    When I was in college Blue Balls was a very popular choice. You can always change the name to something more tasteful, but then again it may be perfect for a bridal shower. The recipe is:
    Blue Curacao, Peach Schnapps, Malibu, and Sour Mix in equal parts.
    Remember you have to shake anything with sour mix! This is meant to be a shot, and is sort of shockingly sweet (like a liquid jolly rancher), so i made it into a cocktail by mixing a shot of it with a shot of citrus vodka, and then serving either straight up or over ice.

    1. QueenB Mar 1, 2007 06:13 AM

      Hpnotiq is a blue-colored cognac. I've never had it though, so I can't vouch for it's taste.
      I believe you can mix it with things also.
      Just gives you another option besides blue curacao

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      1. re: QueenB
        JMF Mar 1, 2007 10:33 AM

        Hypnotiq is more like a fruit punch made with cognac, like Alize, but not very good.

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          QueenB Mar 1, 2007 11:16 AM

          Then I'm glad I never was tempted to buy it! :-)

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        morebubbles Mar 1, 2007 06:18 AM

        Blue Tropicale:
        Approx equal parts blue curacao and grapefruit juice
        a bit of soda water to top it
        Serve with a bright flower is desired. It has a lovely turquoise color. Can look up my own 'recipe notes' at home tonight for more accurate measures. It's delicious, and pretty.

        1. JMF Mar 1, 2007 10:37 AM

          Margaritas made with Blue Curacao instead of triple sec.

          Any cocktail that uses triple sec, Grand Marnier, etc. and replace it with the Blue Curacao.

          Blue Eyed Blonde
          1/2 oz Frangelico
          1/2 oz blue curacao
          1/2 oz creme de banana
          Layer in pousse-cafe glassn

          Blue Train Cocktail
          1 1/2 oz gin
          1 oz blue curacao
          1 oz fresh lemon juice

          Blue Lagoon
          11/2 oz vodka
          1/2 oz blue curacao
          4 oz lemonade
          stir in highball with ice

          Blue Hawaiian
          1oz light rum
          1 oz blue curacao
          1oz cream of coconut
          2oz unsweetened pineapple juice
          1 cup of ice
          put in blender until rough chopped or smooth

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            mojoeater Mar 1, 2007 10:40 AM

            If you don't like Blue Curacao, stock up on food dye. Any clear drink can become blue. Think vodka/gin tonic, martini, etc.

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              chazzer Mar 3, 2007 12:42 PM

              Shark Bite, equal parts blue Curacao and vodka over Ice, garnash with a Blue Gummy Shark.

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