Sunday, 24 April 2011

A Tale Of Cocktails #16

Blue Lagoon


1 1/2 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz Blue Cuaracao
6 oz lemonade

Taste: 7
Look: 6
Cost: 8
Name: 6
Prep: 9
Alcohol: 3
Overall: 6.6

Preparation: Half fill a highball glass with ice.  Pour in first the vodka, then the Blue Curacao, and finally the lemonade. Stir briefly and serve.

General Comments: One of the risks you run putting together a series like this is that you may become jaded.  I'm pretty sure I like this cocktail, but... it's a bit dull, isn't it?  Lemonade and vodka is one of mankind's least inspiring drinks, not so much a beverage as an attempt to make vodka drinkable.

Adding Curacao to it is a good idea - it improves the taste and makes it look pretty - but it still strikes me as more workmanlike than anything else.  When Archemides figured out how to use water to measure volume, he legendarily ran naked through the streets of Syracuse shouting "Eureka!" with joy: he knew he had conceived of something truly revolutionary.  It's hard to imagine the creator of the Blue Lagoon so much as taking off their sweater as they mumbled "M'eh, fuck it; whatever".

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