This is a restaurant remake of a popular cocktail from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. It’s aptly named Memphis Blues Martini.
The first time I had this amazing cocktail it a was August and a blazing 140 degrees outside. After all, Memphis is in the deep South! Okay, okay, maybe that is a slight exaggeration, but it was impossibly hot. And this cool, refreshing martini was just what I needed.
I love this cocktail. They go down fast. Maybe too fast!
This martini has vodka, blue curacao, and Blueberry Schnapps. The beautiful color comes from blue curacao. I think it would make a fun fishbowl drink to serve a crowd! Don’t you?
We’ve been serving this Memphis Blues Martini from The Peabody at our annual martini parties since then. It’s always popular. It’s not to sweet so men like it, but it’s just sweet enough that ladies like it. It’s a win-win!
Memphis Blues Martini from The Peabody
- 1 and 1/2 ounces Vodka
- 1 and 1/2 ounces Blue Curacao
- 1 and 1/2 ounces Blueberry Schnapps
- orange slice for garnish
- Place ice in a shaker.
- Add vodka, blue Curacao, and Blueberry Schnapps
- Shake vigorously 30 seconds.
- Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a slice of orange.
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