Blue Gin and Tonic
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Blue Gin and Tonic
Cocktail recipe

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Base ingredient
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Orange liqueur
Garnish
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Sugar, mango, pineapple
Alcohol content
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8.11% | 2.47 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Blue Gin and Tonic

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Squeeze 2-4 lime wedges into a chilled glass and add the wedges to the glass too
Pour in gin and tonic water and add just a drop of blue curaçao
Stir gently
Garnish the glass with blue-coloured sugar, mango slices and pineapple leaves
Add a blue artistic straw and serve
~ Add blue-coloured sugar at the top of the pineapple leaves. ~

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

·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of gin if I don't have dry gin for making a Blue Gin and Tonic?

Yes, you can use different types of gin for a Blue Gin and Tonic. While dry gin is recommended for its clean and crisp flavor, feel free to experiment with different gins such as London Dry Gin or even a botanical gin for a unique twist. The key is to maintain the balance between the gin and the other ingredients.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnish ideas to enhance the presentation of a Blue Gin and Tonic?

To enhance the presentation of a Blue Gin and Tonic, consider adding a slice of lime or lemon for a citrusy touch. Edible flowers or a sprig of rosemary can also add a visually appealing and aromatic experience. Additionally, a twist of orange peel can complement the blue color beautifully.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific type of glass recommended for serving a Blue Gin and Tonic?

A Blue Gin and Tonic is typically served in a brandy glass as the recipe suggests; however, you can also serve it in a highball glass or a Copa de Balon (balloon glass) to showcase its vibrant color and allow for ample room for ice and garnishes. The choice of glass can enhance the drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Blue Gin and Tonic compare to other popular cocktails?

The Blue Gin and Tonic has an alcohol content of approximately 8.11%, placing it on the lighter side compared to cocktails like the Classic Martini or Margarita, which typically have higher alcohol contents around 20% to 30%. It's a good choice for those seeking a milder cocktail option.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways I can customize a Blue Gin and Tonic to suit my taste preferences?

To customize a Blue Gin and Tonic, consider adjusting the ratio of tonic water to gin based on your preference for sweetness or strength. Experimenting with different garnishes, such as cucumber or a different citrus fruit, can also change the flavor profile. Additionally, the amount of Blue Curaçao can be varied to adjust the color intensity and slight sweetness it provides.

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