Have you ever heard of a Blue Dolphin?
I first encountered this drink about five years ago while attending the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Canada. It was a specialty drink on the menu at The Annex Room restaurant. As of a year ago, it was still available there. This mixed drink is not broadly available. I’ve noticed other recipes on the internet, but not this one.
What you’ll need: vodka, triple sec (or cointreau), and blue curaçao.
How I like it:
Knowing only the ingredients and not the recipe, I came up with these proportions on my own. Pour equal portions (1 ounce each) into a shaker over cracked ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel, or alternatively, a slice of orange. I favor Grey Goose as my vodka of choice.
Alternatively, I have used peach schnapps in place of the triple sec. And I generally feel gin and vodka can be interchangeable in a lot of drinks, though I haven’t tried it with this one. Blue curaçao isn’ t to everyone’s taste, but give it a try with this tropical drink.
And remember, drink responsibly.