Blue-eyed Blonde
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Blue-eyed Blonde
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The Blue-eyed Blonde cocktail is a creamy and decadent drink that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is made by mixing together 15ml of Bailey's, a creamy Irish liqueur ... more The Blue-eyed Blonde cocktail is a creamy and decadent drink that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is made by mixing together 15ml of Bailey's, a creamy Irish liqueur with a hint of chocolate flavor, and 15ml of Creme De Cacao, a chocolate-flavored liqueur. To give it an extra kick, a dash of vodka is added to the mix, adding a subtle hint of alcohol. Finally, a dash of orange liqueur is added to balance out the sweetness of the chocolate and add a refreshing citrus note. This results in a smooth and rich cocktail with a beautiful blue color, reminiscent of a gorgeous blue-eyed blonde. Sip on this delicious cocktail and let its creamy and sweet flavors take you on a flavorful journey.
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16% | 0.48 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Blue-eyed Blonde

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a shot glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What gives the Blue-eyed Blonde cocktail its distinctive color?

The distinctive blue color of the Blue-eyed Blonde cocktail comes from the Blue Curaçao. Blue Curaçao is a citrus-flavored liqueur dyed with a naturally derived coloring to give it its vibrant blue hue, adding a striking visual appeal to the drink.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Blue-eyed Blonde described as shaken, not stirred?

The Blue-eyed Blonde is described as shaken, not stirred to ensure that the ingredients, particularly the creamy Bailey's and the liqueurs, are thoroughly mixed together. Shaking also chills the drink more effectively, providing a cold, refreshing experience. Shaking can introduce air bubbles, giving the drink a slightly frothy texture, which is desirable for cocktails with creamy components.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving the Blue-eyed Blonde cocktail?

The ideal glassware for serving the Blue-eyed Blonde cocktail is a shot glass. This cocktail is designed to be consumed in a single, smooth sip, and the small volume (30ml) fits perfectly into a standard shot glass. The shot glass also highlights the beautiful color layering if the drink is carefully poured.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Blue-eyed Blonde compare to other classic cocktails?

The Blue-eyed Blonde has an alcohol content of 16%, which is relatively moderate compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a classic Martini or Manhattan can have an alcohol content around 25-30% due to their higher proportions of spirit. The lower alcohol content in the Blue-eyed Blonde makes it a lighter choice, suitable for those who prefer a milder cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Blue-eyed Blonde?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Blue-eyed Blonde by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives. For example, you can use non-alcoholic Irish cream and white cacao syrup to mimic Bailey's and Crème de Cacao, respectively. For the vodka, use a dash of tonic water for the bite, and for the Blue Curaçao, a blue-colored syrup or juice can replicate the color and citrus flavor. This way, you can enjoy the visual appeal and flavor profile of the Blue-eyed Blonde without the alcohol.

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