Remember when you were a kid and the ocean looked so blue and refreshing that you wanted to just scoop it into a glass and drink it? And maybe you even tried to extreme disappointment? If the ocean was a cocktail, a glass of Electric Lemonade is exactly what it would taste like. And we’d find a reason to swim every single day.
This recipe is really simple and super delicious. The blue color comes from the orange flavored liqueur, blue curaçao. If you’re uneasy about downing the artificially colored spirit, you have the option to make the drink with a non-orange orange liqueur. Try a brand like Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Gran Gala, or a basic triple sec and add natural blue coloring to the drink. Wild Hibiscus Flower Co. sells a flower extract you can add, or you can find natural food coloring at stores like Whole Foods. You’ll be happy to know that the taste will not be sacrificed.
Electric Lemonade Cocktail Recipe
2 ounces lemon flavored vodka (store bought or homemade!)
½ ounce blue curaçao
2 – 3 ounces sweet & sour (homemade recipe here!)
Blue sugar for rim
Simple syrup for rim
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Dip the rim of the glass into a shallow layer of simple syrup. Shake off any excess syrup, and dip the rim into a shallow layer of blue sugar. Fill a martini shaker with the same amount of ice that will fit into your glass. Add the lemon flavored vodka, blue curaçao, and sweet & sour. Shake to mix, then pour the mixture along with the ice into the sugar-rimmed glass. Enjoy!