“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” – it all happens with this one sweet little favor gift. A new bottle, a blue drink, a borrowed recipe, and a ribbon that your mother (or grandmother) has been keeping in her sewing kit for all these years, for “just the right project”.
So, what is a Blue Lagoon? This is how it came onto this blog.
I wanted a signature drink to use as summertime wedding favors; something the guests could take home with them. There were several requirements: the drink mix that goes in the bottle needs to be able to keep for a long time without refrigeration, so anything with juice, for example, would be out of the question. Also, it needs to make into the final drink without using a lot of ingredients, so the guests will have an easy time preparing it. So far so good: the mix, which goes into the bottles, is just vodka and curacao – easy and with excellent keeping qualities. Good. The drink is made by adding lemonade to it, and if you want to dress it up, a cherry and some ice cubes. Simple to make; good.
But here is the big question. Are people really going to like it? Well, yes! At least, people who like their drinks a little sweet but not too sweet, like me. This one fits right at the top of my list of favorite drinks. It is especially nice on a warm sunny day. It looks kind of like the swimming pool you are (wishing you were) standing next to.
Blue, light, refreshing. Very nice.
1 part vodka
1 part curacao liqueur
Mix well, pour into bottles, cap tightly and seal with a bottle hood. The photo shows 5-ounce bottles; to make twenty of these bottles of Blue Lagoon signature drinks, use 50 ounces of vodka and 50 ounces of curacao. These bottles use shape 5 label and shape 9 tag, and are the Dreaming Daisies style.
Save for a very special event (but don’t wait too long). Pour 2 oz. of Blue Lagoon drink mix into an 8-oz. glass, add ice cubes and a cherry, fill with lemonade. Enjoy!