Some time ago I was invited to a cocktail organised by FairyMotion, a Swiss communication and design company. I could talk about the friendly, laid-back atmosphere or the excellent maki rolls we were served… but let’s face it: the cocktails – or rather THE cocktail – was what stayed engraved in my memory.
Faced with a choice of several different drinks, like a child, I opted for the most beautiful one. It was glowing turquoise, cleverly chosen to represent the colours of FairyMotion‘s logo and I still think the idea was very cute and creative. The first sip was simply breath-taking. The cocktail was slightly sweet, slightly sour, with a pleasant, treacherous balance, keeping one joyfully unconscious of the alcohol intake In short, a perfect drink. I asked the Fairy Team for the recipe – which luckily wasn’t top secret – and promised myself to reproduce it. And here it is: as beautiful and as delicious as when I tasted it for the first time (well, almost… moments of particularly palatable discoveries are inimitable). Even though I prepared it many times, I still am thrilled every time to sip such a beautiful drink. Since the company’s logo features a blue fairy, I decided to call the cocktail “Blue Fairy”. Thank you, Fairy Team, for the wonderful evening and the amazing drink idea!
This is an individual portion, semi-long drink sized. In order to save you the measuring steps, problems with ounces, centiliters and milliliters, I converted everything into teaspoons (for those who like measuring, one teaspoon equals 5 ml). The cocktail is not really sour, but if you prefer very sweet drinks, add a bit of syrup or substitute the lemon juice with limoncello
Preparation: 5 minutes
Ingredients (serves one):
7 teaspoons vodka
3 teaspoons blue Curaçao
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons sparkling lemonade (or sparkling water)
about 4 heaped tablespoons crushed ice (or 4 big ice cubes)
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker. Shake well and serve.
If using ice cubes, pour the shaken mixture over the ice cubes in a glass.