Here's a classic cocktail that pulls off a cool trick: it’s extremely eye-catching without being tacky. Trading the gin and dry vermouth of a conventional Martini for vodka and lightly bitter Cocchi Americano, the Blue Martini has a touch of class. The vivid hue comes from Blue Curaçao, and there are a couple dashes of orange bitters to balance the entire glorious concoction. It tastes as good as it looks, and it’s also a guaranteed conversation-starter.
Here’s the complete recipe:
- 2 oz vodka
- .5 oz blue curacao
- .5 oz cocchi americano
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Orange twist, for garnish
- Add vodka, Blue Curaçao, Cocchi Americano, and bitters to a mixing tin with ice.
- Stir until a frost appears on the mixing tin.
- Strain into a chilled Coupe glass, and garnish with an orange twist.