Blue Arrow
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Blue Arrow
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.61 / 5
Gin and orange, blue style. Nothing in common (unfortunately) with the Green Arrow. Not heroic, yet tasty and refreshing. Gin and orange, blue style. Nothing in common (unfortunately) with the Green Arrow. Not heroic, yet tasty and refreshing.
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Cocktail cherry
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27% | 4.05 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Blue Arrow

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake until the shaker gets frosted then strain into chilled cocktail glass
Add a maraschino cherry as a garnish and serve

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 properly shake a Blue Arrow cocktail?

To properly shake a Blue Arrow cocktail, fill a shaker with ice, add 30ml each of lime juice, triple sec, and blue curaçao, along with 60ml of gin. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This ensures the ingredients are well-mixed and chilled, enhancing the drink's flavor and texture. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with a Blue Arrow cocktail?

A Blue Arrow cocktail is beautifully complemented with a slice of lime or a twist of lime peel. Additionally, a maraschino cherry can add a pop of color and a hint of sweetness that contrasts nicely with the drink's crisp and citrus flavors.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Blue Arrow cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Blue Arrow can be made by substituting the gin and triple sec with non-alcoholic gin and triple sec alternatives, and using a blue curaçao syrup that is alcohol-free. Maintain the same proportions of lime juice and blue curaçao syrup to create a similar taste profile.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Blue Arrow cocktail?

The Blue Arrow cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. To enhance the experience, the glass can be chilled in the freezer for about 15 to 20 minutes before serving. This keeps the drink cold longer and accentuates its flavors. Serving it with a small stirrer can also allow guests to mix their drink as desired.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

The Blue Arrow cocktail has an alcohol content of 27%, placing it on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For comparison, a Margarita typically has about 20% alcohol content, while a classic Martini can range from 30-32%. This makes the Blue Arrow a relatively strong choice among cocktail options.

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