The Made in Italy DIY (Drink-It-Yourself) Bar
Welcome and farewell (for now!) to the Made in Italy DIY Bar! It’s our last week deep-diving into the world of Italian drinks, and we’re going out with a bang. We hope you’ve learnt a few new recipes along the way, and created special themed nights at home to go along with our weekly blogs. Buon appetito!
The translation for this vibrant Italian cocktail is Blue Angel, and you’ll definitely reach some kind of heaven with one in your hand. Some say the striking blue colour is reminiscent of the blue grotto in Capri.
History of Angelo Azzurro
There is a theory that the origin of the name came from its strength, as it made people feel like they were flying, and because of its colour, resulted in ‘Blue Angel’. For the history on the contents of the drink, the most widely accepted origin is that Angelo Azzurro is simply a variant of the Blue Lagoon.
How To Create An Angelo Azzurro
To create your own little angelic concoction;
- 30ml cointreau
- 30ml gin
- 60ml Blue Curacao
- 15ml sweet Italian vermouth
- ice cubes
- We need to cool our glass so get it filled with ice or in the fridge/freezer.
- Get your shaker and pour in the gin, Cointreau, blue curacao and Italian vermouth.
- Fill the shaker with ice, bang on the lid and shake for 5-6 seconds.
- Strain the azzurro mixture into the glass, give the lime or lemon a quick squeeze over the top and pop it on top of the ice and you’ve got a Blue Angel!
Made in Italy Meal Pairing
You’ll need some bites to wash down this strong blue potion. Try the Mamma Mia pasta for the lovers of Italian sausage, or the classic Made in Italy pizza for those salty notes to go with the drink’s tang.
Grazie for reading and as always buon appetito!
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