I never thought that I would find myself drinking blue cocktails, much less admitting to drinking them. But I have been, and I'm coming clean about it. The drink is called the Wallis Blue, and it's actually quite good.
I can only assume that the Wallis Blue was named in honor of Wallis Simpson whose signature shade of blue was referred to as "Wallis Blue". I can't find any information as to when it was created nor who concocted it. The drink consists of gin, lime juice, and blue curaçao. When I mix my Wallis Blues, I use DeKuyper blue curaçao as the man at the package store told me it was the best. I wasn't about to question him; I just wanted to get out of the store as quickly as possible without anyone catching me with a blue liquor.
The drink is quite refreshing and has a nice orange flavor to it thanks to the blue curaçao. As you can see above, it's a vibrant shade of blue, one that looks quite nice when photographed against my "Trixie" wallpaper. (I couldn't resist photographing it with an assortment of Duchess of Windsor books. What can I say? I was bored.)
The other nice thing about that shade of blue is that it's perfect to serve for Fourth of July festivities. Your guests might question your choice of cocktail at first, but one sip will convince them that one shouldn't judge a cocktail by its color.
Happy Fourth of July!
1 1/2 oz. gin
1 oz. blue curaçao
Juice of 1 lime
Shake all the ingredients together with ice. Pour into cocktail glasses whose rims have been rubbed with lime pulp. And if you like a sweet touch, dip the rims in castor sugar.
*Recipe from Vogue Cocktails.