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Tequila • Sour
Blu Margarita

Don’t be alarmed, this blue Margarita is nothing like the jumbo-sized cocktail you’ll find at your local Mexican chain restaurant—it’s way classier. “I picture enjoying the Blu Margarita in a natural Italian grotto on the island of Capri,” says Brynn Smith of the Southern Italian restaurant Sotto in Los Angeles. Smith mellows out the sweetness of the curaçao by adding Amaro Melliti for its notes of bitter orange, lavender and saffron. “To me, amaro is hands-down the best modifier in a cocktail,” she says. “You get such depth of flavor and a slight bitterness, and that for me is a win in any drink.” The result is floral and tart, and, thanks to Giffard’s blue curaçao, a balanced blue drink that Smith can get behind. “I’m thrilled that I have a product I can finally use and drink because, as a fancy bar wench, I don’t have to shy away from blue drinks anymore.”

The Essentials

Blanco Tequila
Blue Curaçao
Amaro Meletti
The Details
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1.5 oz Blanco Tequila
.25 oz Blue Curaçao
.25 oz Amaro Meletti
1 oz Fresh lime juice
.25 oz agave nectar
Lime Wheel, for garnish


  • Add all ingredients, save for the lime wheel, to a shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel.