I’m having a Bleed Blue Martini today in honor of the St. Louis Blues being in the 2nd round of playoffs. Let’s GO BLUUUEEES! This beautiful shade of royal blue is achieved by mixing Blue Curacao, vodka and cranberry juice…it’s tasty time! More importantly, it’s time to defeat the Dallas Stars in game 3 tonight.
Ohhhh the life of a St. Louis Blues fan! I grew up watching the Blues and it seems like every year feels like the YEAR to win it all (we have never won the Stanley Cup). Today marks game 3 in the 2nd round of playoffs and I have a great feeling (again)! Come on guys…let’s do this! If we don’t, at least I will be enjoying this delicious cocktail with the distant memory of crushing the Chicago Blackhawks in round 1.
What a weekend!!! It was my daughter’s 2nd birthday on Saturday and it was sadly accompanied by a nasty ear infection. Things went great until she passed out halfway through the party and woke up with a huge case of the terrible two’s cranks. Needless to say, there was no blowing out of the candles this year. Well, at least her older sister really enjoyed opening all of her presents.
Luckily, I had all the ingredients on hand to make this drink so that my family could have a “sample” (and I could recover from the worst toddler tantrum ever). A good martini was definitely in order and it was a big hit…I am fresh out of vodka folks!
Blue Curacao is such a great addition for those favoring sweeter cocktails and I love the color possibilities with its deep blue color. It also makes the perfect Blueberry Purple Rain Martini. Don’t miss out on these other great cocktail ideas on my Saturated Saturday Page!
Bleed Blue Martini
- 1.5 Oz.. Vodka
- 1.5 Oz. Blue Curacao
- 2.25 Oz. Cranberry Juice
- 1 Tsp. Simple Syrup or sugar
- Slice of lemon
- 1/4 C. of Sugar
- A few drops of yellow food coloring optional
In a small bowl, mix food coloring and 1/4 C. of sugar.
Add colored sugar to a small plate.
Dip rim of a martini glass in honey and then sugar until coated.
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with 2 C. of ice. Shake vigorously until chilled and strain into martini glasses.
Garnish with a lemon.