The Blue Lagoon cocktail is a delicious tradition in drink mixing that is a favorite at bars but can readily be learned at home for your own personal enjoyment and those of your friends. This cocktail has a richly combined flavor and is made by mixing vodka, lemonade, lime juice, and Blue Curaçao. The last ingredient is the most distinct and cannot be substituted, but making it according to the following recipe will delight any experienced bar tender.
The Blue Lagoon is a whimsical nod towards its alcohol content. The vodka and Blue Curaçao are both liquors while it is mostly the lemonade that dilutes it. It is often served in a tall cone-shaped glass that allows the indulger to see exactly the pace at which they sip. As the coloration comes from the tropics, it is advertised as a tropical desert, often topped with a lemon slice and a cherry.
The flavor is tolerable because the lemonade adds both a refreshing flavor and a dilution of the alcohol base. The alcohol, in turn, does wonders to help dissolve plant extracts into itself. The blue oranges used to color the drink add to the flavor, and so it is delicious and distinct.
While it would seem easy to just mix it all with a spoon, better quality lemon juice contains pulp that must be strained, and the shaking method is often preferred by customers. The traditional method is to pour the main ingredients into a shaker, do the work, and then pour the cocktail through a strainer before serving in its tall glass. Shaken is preferable when ice is not used or kept not blended. The alcohol and the ice are great ways to deal with the heat of summer.