Sep 08 2008
I am a very visual eater/drinker.
I like pretty food…as do most of you. And, I will rarely try a recipe I have never seen a picture of before – unless it’s been served to me and I know the exact final product.
So, when I told my husband that I loved blue drinks, he came up with the perfect tropical-looking drink for me. It looks like the ocean, a swimming pool, a blue sky, Spring, an Summer all at once. Although the floating crushed ice in it reminds me of floating icebergs (and the Titanic), it reminds me more of lapping waves in a tropical coral reef (yes…Fall is beginning and my mind needs to travel to a sunny tropical location).
This is a very simple drink – two ingredients – 3 if you count the ice.
But, it has no name. I couldn’t find an exact recipe online, but I didn’t scour the inernets for hours looking either. If the drink already exists in the exact recipe bellow – who cares, we will have fun anyways.
So, on to the CONTEST: I would like some help naming this drink.
What you need to do: Leave a comment bellow with a drink name by Sunday, September 14th.
What you get if you win: I will feature your blog* on mine…that’s one whole blog post dedicated just to you. And, I will even run it on a Friday so that you will be at the top of my blog the whole weekend (through Sunday).
*If you are a reader/commenter without a blog, and you win the contest, we will email and you can send me a picture of you/your family/your pet – what ever and some fun facts you’d be willing to share with my readers and that’s what I will blog about.
Please name my drink:
1 shot cold Blue Curacao
1/2 Cup cold Pineapple Juice
~6 Ice Cubes (depending on size)
Make sure all ingredients are cold…warm cocktails are no fun.
Crush the ice in your food processor with ice crushing attachment. Add the other ingredients and crush some more.
Serve immediately, or, for an icier feel, pour into a metal container (like a metal drink shaker), and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Pour into a martini glass and garnish with lemon or tangerine.
Makes 1 drink.
Because blue curacao has a tangerine-like flavor, a alcohol-free way to make this cocktail -
- would be to substitute the blue curacao with a shot of freshly squeezed tangerine juice and 1 drop of neon blue food coloring.