Icy Blues
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Icy Blues
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The Icy Blues cocktail is a refreshingly bittersweet drink that blends the smoothness of vodka with the distinctive bitter notes of Campari and the sweet citrus burst of orange liqueur. ... more The Icy Blues cocktail is a refreshingly bittersweet drink that blends the smoothness of vodka with the distinctive bitter notes of Campari and the sweet citrus burst of orange liqueur. The addition of lime cordial adds a tart edge to the flavor profile, while the soda water provides a fizzy lift that makes the drink more palatable. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass with a sugared rim, the Icy Blues has a visually appealing aesthetic that befits its name, hinting at a cool, inviting sip with every drink. The combination of these ingredients creates a multifaceted taste that dances between sweet, sour, and bitter, offering a complex and invigorating cocktail experience.
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9.22% | 2.49 units *

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Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
Dash Dash Dash
180ml 6.09oz 18cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
Pinch Pinch Pinch

Method
How to make a Icy Blues

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass and roll it in sugar
Add the rest of the ingredients except the soda water to a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and shake well
Pour into the sugar-rimmed glass
Top up with the soda water and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Rim  ·  Shake  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the Icy Blues cocktail?

To properly shake the Icy Blues cocktail, first, fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice cubes. Pour in the vodka, lime cordial, Campari, and Blue Curaçao. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. Shaking not only mixes the ingredients thoroughly but also chills the mixture, enhancing its crisp and refreshing qualities.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Icy Blues?

The best way to serve the Icy Blues is in a chilled cocktail glass. After shaking the ingredients with ice, strain the mixture into the glass to remove ice chips and any undissolved sugar. Top it off with soda water for a fizzy effect. The chilled glass will help maintain the cold temperature of the cocktail, providing an enjoyable sipping experience.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Icy Blues cocktail?

For the Icy Blues cocktail, consider garnishing with a twist of lime peel or a couple of blueberries to enhance its visual appeal and add a hint of additional flavor. The bright colors of the garnish will complement the vivid blue color of the cocktail, making it more inviting. Additionally, a sprig of mint could add a fresh aroma and a slight crisp taste that pairs well with the drink's profile.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for the Blue Curaçao in the Icy Blues cocktail?

Yes, if Blue Curaçao is not available, you can substitute it with another orange-flavored liqueur like Triple Sec or Cointreau, with an addition of a little blue food coloring to achieve the characteristic blue color of the Icy Blues. The flavor profile will be slightly different but still delicious. Blue Curaçao mainly provides the vibrant color and a slight orange flavor, so this substitute will maintain the cocktail's spirit.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Icy Blues compare to other cocktails?

The Icy Blues cocktail has an alcohol content of 9.22%, which places it on the lower side compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a typical Margarita has an alcohol content of about 12-15%, depending on the recipe. This makes the Icy Blues a milder option, suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent drink that still provides a flavorful experience.

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