Blitz the Winter Blues with this Gorgeous Martini Variation

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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:

Ingredients |

  • 2 oz vodka
  • .5 oz blue curacao
  • .5 oz cocchi americano
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Orange twist, for garnish
Method |
  • 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.

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