meet Lady Blue
a sophisticated gal with legs for days and a Master’s Degree. But down deep there’s a delicious secret involving Spring Break ’92 and lime.
Lady Blue is a cocktail who, the more you get to know, the more flavor profiles you discover. She’s deep. On the surface you think, “Oh, hey there sweet summer drink! you’re so fizzy you tickle my nose! let’s go tan”
but then you get hints of the basil simple syrup, the deep maceration of the berries, the esters from the rum, and then its like, “Whoa…is this a Hemingway novel or what?!”
Happy Summer. Be it Deep and Brooding and absolutely Divine.
LADY BLUE COCKTAIL:
1 small watermelon (or chunks of watermelon. depending on how many you plan on making. you need about 1/2 c. fruit mix per cocktail)
1 1/2 oz. rum or gin
Slice up a watermelon and liquify it in the blender.
in a small sauce pot add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. bring to a boil. take off heat and steep a handful of basil leaves until the syrup is at room temp. discard leaves or save to add them to your drink.
in a pitcher mix blueberries, watermelon and simple syrup to taste.
In a glass fill with ice, pour liquor over ice. top with 1/2-3/4c. fruit blend. top with tonic or soda water as desired. bruise mint leaves, stir in. Squeeze lime wedge over top.