Blue Taza
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Blue Taza
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The Blue Taza is a tropical and refreshing cocktail that combines sweet and tangy flavors with a hint of mint. It is believed to originate from the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica, ... more The Blue Taza is a tropical and refreshing cocktail that combines sweet and tangy flavors with a hint of mint. It is believed to originate from the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica, where pineapples are a popular fruit. The use of creme de menthe, a mint-flavored liqueur, adds a refreshing and cooling element to the drink. The addition of gin, a classic spirit, gives the cocktail a slight herbal and floral note. This is balanced out by the sweet and fruity orange liqueur. The vibrant blue color of the drink adds to its tropical appeal and makes for an eye-catching cocktail. The Blue Taza is best enjoyed on a sunny day, lounging by the pool or at a beachside bar.
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Gin
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Lemon
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11.36% | 1.87 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
90ml 3.04oz 9cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Blue Taza

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a tall glass filled with ice, and garnish with a slice of lemon before serving

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I achieve the perfect cold temperature for serving the Blue Taza?

To ensure the Blue Taza is served at the perfect cold temperature, fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Pour the ingredients over the ice, secure the lid, and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This not only chills the mix but also dilutes it slightly, enhancing the flavors. Strain the cocktail into your highball glass filled with ice cubes for that perfectly chilled presentation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Blue Taza to impress my guests?

The Blue Taza, with its captivating blue hue, is best served in a highball glass to showcase its vibrant color. Adding a decorative touch, such as a pineapple wedge or a sprig of mint on the rim of the glass, not only enhances the visual appeal but also complements the drink's flavors. Serve immediately after shaking to maintain its cold temperature and effervescence.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another ingredient for Blue Curaçao if I don't have it?

Yes, if you don't have Blue Curaçao, you can substitute it with Triple Sec or another orange-flavored liqueur. To maintain the Blue Taza's signature blue color, add a drop or two of blue food coloring to the cocktail. Keep in mind, though, that this may slightly alter the taste profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with the flavor profile of Blue Taza?

For the Blue Taza, consider garnishes that complement its tropical and minty notes. A pineapple wedge, lime wheel, or a sprig of mint works beautifully. These garnishes add a fresh aroma and can enhance the cocktail's visual appeal, making it more inviting.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Blue Taza compare to other similar cocktails?

The Blue Taza has an alcohol content of 11.36%, which places it in the middle range compared to similar tropical and fruity cocktails. For example, a classic Mai Tai has an alcohol content around 12-15%, while a Blue Lagoon cocktail typically has about 10-12% alcohol content. This makes the Blue Taza a moderate choice for those who enjoy flavorful cocktails with a reasonable but not overpowering alcohol presence.

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