More blue drinks?
I thought it was enough with the two i made last time but Grog Log is calling for yet another one so i have to obey;-)
The Blue Reef is the second drink on the same page as Blue Hawaii in the Log. Its the Bum`s take on the Blue Hawaii where fresh lime juice replaces the pineapple juice and rum replaces vodka. Instead of sweet & sour there`s Galliano. I think that sounds quite promising. We`ve had the original Blue Hawaii with vodka and a twist with gin, now comes the turn for rum.
1.5 oz fresh lime juice
1.5 oz Blue Curacao
0.5 oz Galliano
2 oz light Puerto Rican rum
Shake well with ice cubes and strain into medium snifter filled with crushed ice.
Its like looking into a blue swimming pool..its not a boozy drink but the rum gives it flavor. So if you don`t like your drink too boozy then this is perfect.
I think we stay with rum today.
To twist this one i think we need another type of rum and i went for an agricole blanc which i figured would give the flavor a different dimension with its grassy notes.
The agricole i used is from Guyana and is called “La Belle Cabresse”. The Guyanese agricoles are a bit different from those from Martinique – its simply different terroir and the flavor of this one has a slight rawness to it that i like. For this drink any rhum agricole blanc (or vieux too) would do of course.
For sweetener i made a honey-mix (equal parts liquid honey and water) Instead of Galliano i used Navan which is a vanilla liqueur made with natural vanilla beans from Madagascar.
And then i replaced the blue curacao with green charteuse.
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
0.75 oz green chartreuse
0.5 oz Navan
2 oz rhum agricole blanc
0.5-1 oz honey-mix
Shake it up with ice and serve in a glass with crushed ice.
I like this one better..the other one tastes too touristy i think. And now we leave the blue drinks for this time…and i would lie if i didn`t say i`m happy for that..;-) i think i`m more into brown drinks. I`m definetily more into boozier drinks.