Blue Lady

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

UB Retro Coupe Gold 7.75oz

Garnish:

Express coin-sized orange zest twist and float in the centre of cocktail

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Blue curaçao liqueur
1 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Pasteurised egg white
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Review:

Vivid blue with a pale blue head, this is a striking cocktail. It also packs a whopping 45ml (1½oz) of blue curaçao but is far from being a "disco drink". It is a balanced colourful and vintage riff on the even older White Lady.

History:

Recipe adapted from W. J. Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book (Coronation Edition) which says this drink was "Invented by Victor." Victor Cabrin is widely credited with creating the White Lady.

BLUE LADY
Invented by Victor
½ Blue Curaçao (Garnier).
¼ Booth's Gin.
¼ Fresh Lemon Juice.
Dash of White of Egg.
Shake and strain.

W. J. Tarling, 1937

Nutrition:

One serving of Blue Lady contains 219 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 16.77% alc./vol. (33.54° proof)
  • 18 grams of pure alcohol
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