Bucky Blue
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Bucky Blue
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.99 / 5
Bucky Blue is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines the fruity sweetness of WKD blue with the crisp bitterness of tonic water. This cocktail is named after the popular ... more Bucky Blue is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines the fruity sweetness of WKD blue with the crisp bitterness of tonic water. This cocktail is named after the popular energy drink, Buckfast, which adds a subtle herbaceous undertone to the drink. The striking blue color of the WKD blue gives this cocktail its eye-catching appearance, making it a perfect drink for summer parties or nights out with friends. The tonic water adds a slightly effervescent quality to the drink and balances out the sweetness of the WKD blue. Overall, Bucky Blue is a fun and easy-to-make cocktail that is sure to be a hit among those with a sweet tooth.
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Tonic water
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3% | 0.72 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Bucky Blue is a playful party starter: its electric blue hue and sweet, energy drink-inspired flavor are offset by the slightly bitter tonic. The name is an homage to Buckfast, capturing a unique energy in both name and taste.

Method
How to make a Bucky Blue

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute WKD Blue with another alcoholic beverage in the Bucky Blue cocktail?

Yes, if WKD Blue is not available, you can substitute it with another blue-colored alcoholic beverage with a sweet flavor, such as blue curaçao mixed with a clear spirit like vodka or a blue raspberry flavored vodka. The key is to maintain the distinctive blue color and sweetness level.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Bucky Blue?

The Bucky Blue cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. To enhance the experience, you can chill the glass beforehand by placing it in the freezer for a few minutes or by filling it with ice water and letting it sit while you prepare the drink. After combining the ingredients and stirring, remove the ice water if used for chilling and then pour the mixed drink into the glass. Serving it cold enhances its refreshment factor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Bucky Blue compare to a standard cocktail?

The Bucky Blue has a relatively low alcohol content at 3%, making it a lighter option compared to standard cocktails, which typically have an alcohol by volume (ABV) of around 10-25%. This makes the Bucky Blue a good choice for those who prefer a milder cocktail experience or wish to enjoy a drink with lower alcohol content.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways I can customize the Bucky Blue cocktail to suit my taste?

To customize the Bucky Blue cocktail, consider adding a splash of lemon or lime juice for a tart contrast to its sweetness. Alternatively, you can rim the glass with sugar or salt for extra flavor. If you enjoy a fruitier taste, adding pureed berries or a tropical juice can introduce a new flavor profile. For a bubbly variation, replace the tonic water with a lemon-lime soda or sparkling water.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Bucky Blue cocktail?

The Bucky Blue cocktail, with its vibrant blue color and sweet taste, is perfect for summer parties, poolside gatherings, or any casual events where a fun and refreshing drink is desired. Its low alcohol content makes it suitable for daytime events or occasions where guests prefer lighter drinks. Its striking appearance also makes it a great conversation starter at themed parties or celebrations.

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