7 Blue Martini Recipes for an Eye-Catching Cocktail

Blue Martini

A blue martini is a visually striking drink which gets its coloring from all sorts of different ingredients. Since blue martinis encompass cocktails which come in all shades of blue, you'll find that they're a wide variety of flavors for you to try. Take a look at this sea of unique cocktails and see which pique your interest.

Hpnotiq Martini

Hpnotiq liqueur is incredibly popular, due in large part to its eye-popping, vivid blue hue that's made out of a blend of fruit juices, French vodka, and a touch of Cognac. While you can make an array of Hpnotiq cocktails, pairing it with gin in this simple martini recipe lends a drink that's got incredible layers of flavor for you to enjoy.

Hypnotiq Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Hpnotiq
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Lemon slice for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass combine the Hpnotiq and gin.
  2. Add ice and stir.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass/
  4. Garnish with a blood orange wedge if you'd like.

Blue Iceberg Martini

A popular, tropical flavored cocktail, the blue iceberg martini combines lime juice, coconut syrup, blue curaçao, and tequila for a delicious off-season beachside drink.

Blue Iceberg Martini

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce coconut syrup
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • Ice
  • Red currants for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, coconut syrup, blue curacao, and tequila.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with red currants if you'd like.

Blue Hawaii Martini

Inspired by the natural ingredients of the Hawaiian landscape, this blue Hawaii martini brings blue curacao, vodka, and pineapple juice together for a wonderfully punchy taste.

Blue Hawaii Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Splash pineapple juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the blue curacao, vodka, and pineapple juice.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.

Magellan Martini

Magellan Gin is another one of the lesser known blue ingredients that you can find in your local liquor store. With only two ingredients in this Magellan martini recipe, the drink makes you ruminate on the way that these ingredients come together to create a playful but more classically-inspired martini.

Magellan Martini

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine the gin and vermouth.
  2. Add ice and stir to chill.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Blue Lagoon Martini

This easy-to-make cocktail will have you wishing for blue skies and sunshine with its combination of blue curaçao and coconut rum.

Blue Lagoon Martini

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • 2½ ounces coconut rum
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass combine the blue curacao and coconut rum.
  2. Add ice and stir to chill.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.

Blue Raspberry Martini

For those who have a distinctive sweet tooth and gravitate to the electric blue hard candies in every candy bowl you come across, this blue raspberry martini is for you. To make yourself one, just combine simple syrup, blue raspberry vodka, and a splash of lemon-lime soda.

Blue Raspberry Martini

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the simple syrup and blue raspberry vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a martini glass.
  4. Top with a splash of lemon-lime soda.

Blue Moon Martini

Thankfully, this martini can be enjoyed far more than once in a blue moon as its namesake might suggest. Its noticeable citrus foundation also makes it a great breakfast and brunch cocktail for anyone to enjoy.

Blue Moon Martini

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce lemon simple syrup
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • 1½ ounces blue curaçao
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon simple syrup, triple sec, blue curaçao, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Great Ways to Garnish a Martini

Garnishing a drink is one of the areas of cocktail mixing that allows you to be incredibly creative. Use your sense of aesthetic, design, and favorite ingredients to manifest beautiful garnishes that are as delicious as they are beautiful. Check out these go-to garnishes to help you decorate your blue martinis:

  • An easy way to put a simple touch on a martini is to drop a lemon twist in the drink or on the glass's edge.
  • Salt and sugar rims bring a textural element to a classically smooth cocktail.
  • Dropping in a few slices of fresh fruit to your finished drink will give you a pop of color and something to enjoy later.
  • Edible glitter will really add to the blue martini's shocking effect.
  • If you want to subdue these drink's radioactive luminescence, stick with subtler garnishes like a sprig of a fresh herb such as lavender or rosemary for instance.

Embrace Your Blue Phase

Whether you're enjoying a bluebird martini, or simply feeling blue, you'll find the perfect blue martini. Pablo Picasso is well known for his 'blue phase' of artistic creation, and with these blue martinis you too can enjoy your own blue phase. After all, everyone feels a little blue sometimes.

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