1st #cocktail of #FridayNightCocktails on 19th January: Blue Monday

Our first cocktail is the Blue Monday; adapted from the 1930 book The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, the Blue Monday is a vodka based cocktail; this recipe uses blue Curacao where Craddock’s recipe called for blue food colouring.

Blue Monday

AuthorThe Cocktails Must FlowCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time2 mins

Adapted from the 1930 book The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, the Blue Monday is a vodka based cocktail; this recipe uses blue Curacao where Craddock's recipe called for blue food colouring.

 60 ml (2 oz) vodka
 7.50 ml (¼ oz) triple sec
 7.50 ml (¼ oz) blue Buracao

1

Half-fill a mixing jug with ice.

2

Add all ingredients and stir until well-chilled.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

AI generated anecdote for article length

It was a gloomy Monday evening, and Emily wanted to add a splash of color to her and her girlfriend Sarah's routine. The workweek had just begun, and the monotony of the day had left both women feeling a bit drained. Emily decided to surprise Sarah with a homemade cocktail, a dazzling concoction she liked to call the "Blue Monday."

As Emily gathered the ingredients from the kitchen, she couldn't help but think about the first time she had tried the vibrant drink at a trendy bar in the city. The vivid blue hue and the citrusy burst of flavors had left a lasting impression on her, and she was eager to recreate the magic for Sarah.

The star of the show was blue Curacao, a liqueur known for its striking color and orange flavor. Emily reached for the bottle, a burst of excitement bubbling within her as she envisioned Sarah's surprised expression. She also grabbed the vodka and triple sec, the other essential components that would transform their mundane Monday into a mini-celebration.

With the ingredients in hand, Emily cleared a space on the kitchen counter. She couldn't help but hum a tune as she carefully measured out the portions, channeling her inner mixologist. The clinking of ice cubes against the glass echoed through the kitchen, creating a melody that hinted at the delicious drink taking shape.

As the vibrant blue liquid swirled in the shaker, Emily couldn't help but smile. She imagined the sparkle in Sarah's eyes when she saw the mesmerizing cocktail. It was more than a drink; it was a gesture, a small token of love to brighten up their Blue Monday.

With the concoction ready, Emily carefully strained the mixture into two chilled martini glasses. The sight of the azure elixir brought back memories of lazy summer days by the beach, where the sky met the sea in a perfect symphony of blues. It was a welcome escape from the gray clouds that loomed outside their window.

Emily carried the glasses into the living room, where Sarah was engrossed in a book. The aroma of the citrusy blend reached Sarah's nose, and she looked up with curiosity. The expression on Sarah's face was priceless as she laid eyes on the stunning Blue Monday cocktails in Emily's hands.

"Surprise!" Emily exclaimed, presenting the vibrant drinks as if they were precious gems. "I thought we could use a little pick-me-up on this Blue Monday."

Sarah's eyes lit up with delight as she accepted the martini glass. The clink of their glasses was the only sound in the room for a moment as they both took the first sip. The burst of flavors danced on their taste buds, and the blue liquid seemed to cast a spell, momentarily lifting the weight of the day.

As they savored the cocktail, Emily and Sarah exchanged stories and laughter. The Blue Monday, with its radiant color and refreshing taste, became a symbol of joy on an otherwise ordinary evening. It wasn't just a drink; it was a reminder that even in the midst of a mundane week, they could find moments of magic and spontaneity.

As the glasses emptied, Emily realized that sometimes, it's the simple gestures that can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one. The Blue Monday cocktail had worked its charm, transforming the evening into a vibrant tapestry of shared moments and love. With a contented sigh, they decided that Blue Monday was now their new favorite day of the week.

And so, in the comfort of their home, Emily and Sarah turned a dreary Monday into a celebration of colors and companionship, one sip at a time.

Ingredients

 60 ml (2 oz) vodka
 7.50 ml (¼ oz) triple sec
 7.50 ml (¼ oz) blue Buracao

Directions

1

Half-fill a mixing jug with ice.

2

Add all ingredients and stir until well-chilled.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

Blue Monday

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