Sometimes you just want to drink something blue. In those times, opt not for a Blue Raspberry Slurpee, but instead for this twist on a classic Martini made with vodka, blue curaçao and lightly bitter Cocchi Americano in place of the usual dry vermouth. A few dashes of orange bitters round everything out, bringing out the curaçao’s sweet, citrusy notes. It’s the perfect “up” drink for any luau or your next Fourth of July BBQ.
During Prohibition, Americans escaped their dry confines to vacation in Cuba, where they were free to sip rum and cocktails. The Cubans weren’t too fond of their northern neighbor’s mixed drinks, though, until the El Presidente cocktail came along. Some say that American bartender Eddie Woelke invented the drink at Havana’s Jockey Club, where...