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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Blue Lagoon

This is the first time that I have made this recipe but the third time that I have tasted it. I have always heard a saying that a woman’s favourite drink, apart from champagne, is vodka. Is that true?? For this reason, I am suggesting this drink to you, with its pretty colour and its fairy-tale name. You will impress your friends with this tasty, elegant and quick cocktail. Cheers!!

Ingredients for 1 person
4 cl vodka
3 cl blue curacao
2 cl lemon juice

To prepare the “Blue Lagoon” recipe use a cocktail shaker.
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the shaker with the other ingredients and ice.
Shake and then filter into a glass, preferably a glass champagne saucer.
To make it fresh and light, fill the glass previously with crushed ice cubes.
Decorate with a long lime zest (or a cherry in syrup on a stick).

History of the Blue Lagoon
Created in 1960 by Andy MacElhone at Harry’s Bar in Paris. Andy MacElhone is none other than the son of Harry, the founder of Harry’s Bar and inventor of the White Lady cocktail. At the time of the appearance of blue curacao liqueurs on the market, he wanted to honour his father by making a variant of the White Lady, so he replaced the triple sec with blue curacao and replaced the gin with vodka.

48 comments:

  1. Gracias por la receta se ve un trago muy sugestivo . Te mando un beso

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  2. Thank you for sharing !
    I will try to do it when I invited my friends home .
    Kisses
    http://www.pperlenoirstyle.com

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    1. You are more than welcome, Elena :) I hope you will like it.

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  3. Com bebidas alcoólica, apesar do que o tolo do holandês diz, eu passo!

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  4. A great name for it. Most apt.

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    1. Sexy name, isn’t it ? Thanks, Arthur :)

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  5. At first I thought you might have been writing about the movie! Pretty coloured cocktail.

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    1. Well Monica, that's why it would be nice to read before commenting...hahaha...

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  6. Oh Wow!! What a gorgeous cocktail!!
    I'm a big fan of cocktails but I've never tried to make at home. But it looks fun to mix our own drinks at home, even more fun to make these drinks for other people at home. Thanks for sharing, lovely :D

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! I think everyone is able to make these cocktails. As you say so well, it's really fun to mix our own drinks at home for our friends. You set a table in the garden or on the balcony, light a couple of lanterns, prepare some tapas and you have a great time. It's cheaper than drinking out and so much fun!!!... You just need your cocktail book to hand to be able to find the recipe at short notice to serve them to your friends.

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  7. Ce cocktail a une belle allure. Le Blue Lagoon est le cocktail parfait pour les journées ensoleillées. Se installer sur une terrasse ou se donne rendez-vous à l'apéro autour d'un cocktail maison, avant de dîner, c'est très sympa. Gros bisous <333

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    1. Salut Chantal ! Tu sais, c'est tout à fait ça. Merci beaucoup pour ton gentil mot. Bises et bon weekend à venir.

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  8. Looks really great, probably I would get drunk after one glass :-)

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  9. Deve ser bom e está muito bem apresentado.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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    1. Muito obrigada, Francisco. Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

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  10. This looks so good! I think that I need to go out and buy some blue curacao so I can make this. I also like Blue Whales so I can use it for multiple drinks.

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    1. Thank you very much, Brian ! I have never tasted Blue Whales...That said, you can also make a Kamikaze with the Blue Coracao. Have a great weekend ahead :)

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  11. Adorei os tons que as imagens nos transmite, imagino o sabor!
    Abraço

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    1. É de facto muito bonito este azul. Este cocktail é muito refrescante. Um abraço.

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  12. I remember being surprised by how refreshing this cocktail was when I first tasted it. A great idea for a warm and sunny day.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more. Thanks, Cresta Bear :)

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  13. Looks and sounds delish! :-)

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  14. WOW!! What a colourful and beautiful drink. Lol

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    1. Yeah! It's stunning! Thanks, Charles :)

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  15. Ohh new post!!you are faster then me :))))

    looks good!Me like!

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    1. Thank you, Anita, most of my posts are pre-agended once a week for the coming week, but I do check my blog once a day. As you can see, I am not so fast...hahaha...

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  16. Vodka is my drink, for sure. And you are the girl with the most colors! Cheers.

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    1. I don't quite understand what you mean, Judy  - but take that as a compliment!!

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  17. Boa tarde, excelente receita da vodka que certamente é apetecível de ser saboreada.
    AG

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    1. Muito bem vindo ao meu blogue e muito obrigada pelo seu comentário :)

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  18. Such fun and good to learn the history behind the drink! I'm no expert on cocktails but I do appreciate the visuals and the circumstance of sipping something and having a few nibbles with friends. : )

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    1. Hello Monica! I'm not an expert either, I just love to prepare these cocktails and I love their history. That said, it's really fun to mix our own drinks at home for our friends. You set a table in the garden or on the balcony, light a couple of lanterns, prepare some tapas and you have a great time.

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  19. I'd like to dive into the Blue Lagoon, ha. It looks very refreshing. I think women like vodka so it must be true. :-)

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    1. Yeah, Susan! It's really refreshing and delicious :)

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  20. Hi dear! The colour is super attractive! *__*
    Have a serene evening!
    SMuack =)

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    1. Very sexy colour indeed!! Thank you, Marghe. Hugs :)

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  21. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah, je veux goûter ce cocktail ! J'adore sa couleur et il doit être délicieux ! Merci pour cette recette :)

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    1. Hahahaha... Je suis contente que ça te plaise :)

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  22. Com uma apresentação incrível... e deve ser uma verdadeira tentação!
    Tenho de experimentar fazer esta bebida, um dia!
    Que sugestão fantástica!
    Bjs
    Ana

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    1. Força...hahaha...Acho que vai gostar :)

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