January 18, 2013

What I’m Drinking: The Blue Train

There’s another drink also called The Blue Train (as happens, cause people are creating drinks all the time. Like ten were created as I typed “ten”), or the Blue Train Special, which shakes together 1-1/2 ounces brandy and 1 ounce fresh pineapple juice over ice, and then tops it with Cap Classique or other sparkling wine and a pineapple chunk in a flute glass. This is not that Blue Train. The Blue Train is in Wine Cocktails. This one is in Ginger Bliss and the Violet Fizz. Both drinks are awesome. This just happens to be the one I’m drinking today. But tomorrow? Who knows?

The Blue Train

Ice cubes

1 ounce gin

1/2 ounce Cointreau

1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 ounce crème de violette

1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice cubes. Add the gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, and crème de violette. Shake briefly.

2. Strain into a cocktail glass.

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cremes said:

Your recipe doesn’t mention how much orange or blue curaçao to add. It just says to add it.

ajrathbun said:

Cremes, thanks for the great catch. Not sure if it was blog befuddlement or just me cutting and pasting while sipping a drink, but I had those instructions all kinds of wrong. But I think I’ve polished them up now. Cheers!

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