Friday, May 3, 2013

The Blue Lagoon Cocktail!



      Since it's Friday, I thought I would share a cocktail inspired by a favorite local bar called The Blue Lagoon. I think many of us here in Santa Cruz have at least one story about a night at "The Blue," as it is more fondly called. In order to avoid a potentially overly interesting night (and to save some cash!), I decided that mixing up a drink at home would be safer than venturing out. I adore this raspberry cocktail finished with sweet then tart lime sugar because it instantly transports me to lush beach lagoon filled with mermaids who would sip cocktails along with me!



Magic Ingredients:
-Blueberry vodka
-Mineral water
-Blue raspberry soda
-Sugar
-Lime
-Salt
*This recipe is very free form and I didn't include measurements so that each person could mix a beverage according to their own tastes!




Getting Started:
1: Zest the lime into a shallow dish of sugar and add a pinch of salt, you can also juice the remaining lime into your cocktail for a finishing touch if you would like. 
2: Garnish your serving glasses with the salted lime sugar and get ready to start pouring : )
3: Mix the mineral water, raspberry soda, and blueberry vodka to your tastes and serve chilled!





      I hope everyone out there has a lovely weekend and if you're feeling like you need a vacation, why not give this cocktail a try! I promise you will feel instantly transported to a tropic lagoon!


Yours,
Nico

19 comments:

  1. Never had anything like this before...so pretty! I don't drink, so I'd just stand there with the glass to match my outfit ;) I hope you have a darling weekend sweets xo

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  2. Looks so good!


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  3. I'm ready for one now! ;) Tonight's date night--and I'm counting the hours to go--three and a half to be precise! :) Fab weekend to you! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  4. I have had a Blue Lagoon a few times on holiday but this variation really does look good. One to try!
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  5. I don't like drinking but I love how this drink came out with the mermaids in the glass! ^^

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  6. Hi Nico! I bet it tastes heavenly! I like try different cocktails, more are sweet better is for me! I wish we really live close to have one together! Hope you are doing well my dear, have a great weekend ahead! Big hugs! xo

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  7. Hi Nico! This looks simply 'smashing' and perfect for a TGIF! Thank you for stopping by Stylemindchic and your lovely comment. It's great to meet you. I see that you are in Santa Cruz and I'm in Chico (both University towns with lots of bars;). Your blog looks super fun and I'm looking forward to following.
    Cheers, Heather @ Stylemindchic

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  8. Hi sweety, missed you around! This looks unbelievable, love that colour, i don't drink but will try the cocktail version! Have a lovely weekend hun :)

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  9. That is such a pretty drink Nico! It's so prettying wouldn't want to drink it. HaHa Blueberry vodka! Yes Please!

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  11. Yum!!! The perfect post for the weekend, I love drinks like this:) psmim following you now:)

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  12. That looks so cool! Would love to try it but I´m not that much into cocktails with Vodka ;)
    Also thanks for supporting me with that Shiseido thing ;)
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  13. Super color - but nothing for me, because I drink very seldom alcohol ...

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

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  14. Wow!! great cocktail and very nice colour!Kisses:)

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  15. I've never seen a blue cocktail before, so it's really exciting! :)

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