Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon cocktail with white rum, pineapple syrup, lime juice, blue curaçao, absinthe, egg white, vanilla extract, and smoked salt

Blue curaçao gets a bad rap, and usually with good reason – it tends to show up in terribly sweet, cloying drinks with little in the way of subtlety or craft.

The Blue Lagoon was one such drink, until Gaby Mlynarczyk from Accomplice in Los Angeles reworked the recipe into something bordering on the transcendent. Don’t let the strange ingredient list put you off – the Blue Lagoon may well be one of the best blue drinks we’ve ever tasted.

Mlynarczyk calls for a single drop of vanilla extract, and when we followed that direction we found it difficult to pick out the vanilla note among all the strong flavors this drink brings to the table. We up it to two drops when we make our Blue Lagoons, and that extra drop makes all the difference. Your mileage may vary – start with one drop and increase to taste.

The original recipe calls for a pinch of smoked salt, but pretty much any salt will do, even plain kosher salt. If you use table salt, make it a smaller pinch.

Ingredients

Instructions

Add all the ingredients to a shaker without ice, and dry-shake to fully incorporate the egg. Add ice, shake again, and use a wire mesh strainer to double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist, a cherry, an edible orchid – or all of the above!

Cocktail Party app on tablets and phones

Get the App

The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It's the best $3.99 you'll ever spend on a drink.

Read more

Gut mit Luft nach oben

Ich war auf der Suche nach einer Cocktail Datenbank mit der ich mir zuverlässig die Drinks anzeigen lassen kann, für die ich auch die Zutaten im Hause habe. Mit Cocktail Flow klappt das leider nicht verlässlich. Dieses Programm macht das vorbildlich und vor allem listet es die Cocktails auch danach auf, wo mir noch eine, zwei usw. Zutaten fehlt. So kann ich auch immer schauen was ich mir ggf. noch kaufen sollte. Die Auswahl an Getränken ist gut, jedoch mit wenig Sirup-haltigen. Hier würd ich mir mehr Rezepte wünschen wo man die div. Fruchtsirupe einsetzen kann. Auch gibt es leider keine Möglichkeit Cocktails als Favoriten zu kennzeichnen oder das Rezept zu exportieren. Da das Programm nur in Englisch ist muss man in der Zutatenliste manchmal googlen was damit gemeint ist. Mit ein paar Rezepten mehr, Favoritenfunktion und Lokalisierung gibt es fünf Sterne.
Translation: I was looking for a cocktail database with which I can reliably display the drinks for which I also have the ingredients in the house. Unfortunately, this does not work reliably with cocktail flow. This program does the exemplary and above all it lists the cocktails also after, where I still missing one, two etc. ingredients. So I can always look what I should possibly buy. The selection of drinks is good, but with little syrup-containing. Here I would want more recipes where you can use the div. Fruit syrups. Unfortunately, there is no way to mark cocktails as favorites or to export the recipe. Since the program is only in English you have to googling in the list of ingredients sometimes what is meant by that. With a few more recipes, favorites and localization, there are five stars.
DE UlrichB, iTunes App Store