Blue Lagoon

Difford's Guide
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Ingredients

Barware

Collins
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

166 Calories

Styles & Flavours

Bartender

Blue Lagoon image

Serve in

Collins

Garnish:

Orange slice & maraschino cherry

How to make:

POUR first 3 ingredients into glass and STIR. Fill glass with ice and TOP with lemon-lime soda.

1 fl oz Ketel One Vodka
1 fl oz Blue curaçao liqueur
2/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
Top up with Lemon-lime soda (Sprite/7-Up)
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AKA:

The Swimming Pool

Our review:

Lurid blue, easy-drinking zesty citrusy. This cocktail is also known as The Swimming Pool and lounging beside one, or at least imagining you are, is what this cocktail is about.

Variant:

Blend the following with a 6oz scoop of crushed ice, pour into a glass and serve with a straw: 30ml gin, 30ml vodka, 30ml blue curaçao, 30ml lime juice and 30ml sugar syrup.

History:

There are two versions of this bright blue cocktail, both rather better than the film of the same name which despite being panned by the critics was the 9th-highest-grossing film of 1980. Perhaps a young Brooke Shields and a sexually charged plot set on a tropical island paradise helped. But I digress. Back to the drink:

Blended version (see variation): Created either in the 1960s or more specifically in 1972 by Andy MacElhone (son of Harry) at Harry's New York Bar, Paris, France.

Built-in-the-glass/shaken version: We're unaware of anyone claiming to have created this perhaps later version of the Blue Lagoon but due to its simplicity, this is now the popular version.

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