Blue Lady
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Blue Lady
Cocktail recipe

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The original Lady was white, with a mix of crème de menthe and curaçao. In 1929, Harry MacElhone replaced the mint with gin and created a very popular cocktail. The original Lady was white, with a mix of crème de menthe and curaçao. In 1929, Harry MacElhone replaced the mint with gin and created a very popular cocktail.
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17.36% | 1.87 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Blue Lady

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the gin, lemon juice and blue curaçao in a shaker with ice
Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Express the oils from an orange zest into the glass, then drop it in and serve
~ As an optional extra add sugar to the rim of the glass. ~

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Express  ·  Zest  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the flavor profile of the Blue Lady cocktail?

The Blue Lady cocktail has a delightful balance of tart and sweet flavors, thanks to the lemon juice and blue Curaçao. The gin adds a botanical note, while the egg white creates a smooth texture and adds a slight richness, making the overall taste refreshing and slightly creamy.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another ingredient for egg white in the Blue Lady cocktail?

Yes, if you are vegan or allergic to eggs, you can substitute the egg white with aquafaba, which is the liquid from canned chickpeas. About 30ml should work as a great substitute, providing a similar texture and frothiness to the cocktail.

FAQ

What is the best gin to use for a Blue Lady cocktail?

For the Blue Lady cocktail, a dry gin is typically recommended because its botanicals complement the tartness of the lemon juice and the sweetness of the blue Curaçao. A well-known brand like Tanqueray or Bombay Sapphire would work nicely, but feel free to use your favorite gin to tailor it to your taste.

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How do I achieve the best froth with the egg white in the Blue Lady cocktail?

To achieve the best froth, start by doing a dry shake; this means shaking the egg white with the other cocktail ingredients without ice first. This helps to emulsify the egg white. After the dry shake, add ice and shake again vigorously. This method ensures a rich, stable froth on top of your cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is Blue Curaçao alcoholic, and are there non-alcoholic substitutes?

Yes, Blue Curaçao is an orange-flavored liqueur that contains alcohol. If you're looking for a non-alcoholic substitute, you can use blue food coloring paired with a non-alcoholic orange syrup or orange juice concentrate. This will mimic the color and flavor profile while making the cocktail alcohol-free.

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