Blue Delight
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Blue Delight
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3.93 / 5
Blue Delight is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that is sure to leave you feeling delighted. This cocktail dates back to the early 1900s when it was first created, and ... more Blue Delight is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that is sure to leave you feeling delighted. This cocktail dates back to the early 1900s when it was first created, and has since become a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts. The combination of vodka, white rum, tequila, and orange liqueur creates a complex and fruity flavor profile that is balanced out by the addition of lemonade. The bright blue color of the cocktail is achieved by the addition of curacao, giving it a visually striking appeal. Blue Delight is a perfect drink for any occasion, whether you are looking to cool off on a hot summer day or add a splash of color to your party menu. So sit back, relax and indulge in the delightful flavors of this classic cocktail.
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13.5% | 4.05 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Blue Delight is a festive highball that combines vodka, white rum, tequila, and Blue Curaçao topped with lemonade for a refreshing citrus twist. Its stunning blue appearance and strong, sweet flavors make it a great choice for a party cocktail.

Method
How to make a Blue Delight

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of white rum, a shot of vodka, a shot of tequila and a shot of Bols blue curaçao to a highball glass with ice and stir
Top up the glass with lemonade and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Blue Delight cocktail?

The Blue Delight cocktail is best served in a highball glass, chilled but not shaken. It is recommended to stir the mixture to integrate the flavors while preserving the clarity and aesthetic of the drink. Adding a few ice cubes before serving can help to keep the cocktail cool and enhance its refreshing quality.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Blue Delight if I don't have them all?

Yes, substitutions can be made, although they might slightly alter the taste and color of the original Blue Delight. If you don't have Blue Curaçao, you could use a mix of a clear orange liqueur with a drop of blue food coloring as an alternative. However, keep in mind that Blue Curaçao contributes significantly to the cocktail's signature color and mild orange flavor.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Blue Delight to suit my taste better?

To customize the Blue Delight, consider adjusting the ratio of spirits to suit your taste. For a sweeter, less alcohol-forward drink, increase the amount of lemonade. For a fruitier version, add a splash of pineapple or grapefruit juice. You can also garnish with citrus slices or cherries to add a visual and flavorful twist.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Blue Delight to make it visually appealing?

A slice of lemon or lime on the rim of the glass or a spiral of citrus peel inside the glass adds a splash of color and enhances the drink's visual appeal. Edible flowers or a maraschino cherry can also be a delightful garnish, giving the Blue Delight a more festive or elegant look.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Blue Delight compare to other popular cocktails?

The Blue Delight has an alcohol content of 13.5%, which places it in the range of moderately strong cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Aperol Spritz but not as potent as high-alcohol content drinks such as the Long Island Iced Tea. It's a balanced choice for those who enjoy a noticeable alcohol presence but don't want an overly strong drink.

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