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Blue Monster Cocktail

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A scary monstrous blue cocktail! Made with lemonade, silver rum, blue curacao, and grenadine for a mysterious, spooky, and absolutely delicious drink.

Monsters Inc Cocktail Recipe

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN

This blue monster cocktail is a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check it out for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!

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BLUE, TANGY, & SWEET

This cocktail was inspired by Sully from Monsters Inc.! This movie is adorable and while it's not necessarily a Halloween movie, it's still all about monsters. Basically, I'll take any excuse to watch it again and sip on this delicious blue monster cocktail while I watch it. The silver rum lemonade is made blue with blue curacao to resemble Sully's fur. A splash of grenadine is added so when you slightly mix the blue with the red, you get some purple to represent Sully's purple spots.


BLUE MONSTER COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS

Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice will give you the best flavor!

Simple syrup: I don't like sugar granules in my cocktails so I use simple syrup instead. It's really easy and quick to make!

Water: Plain uncarbonated water in a cocktail?! I know, I know. But we are basically just making homemade lemonade then adding our liquor to that!

Silver rum: In order to keep the bright blue color of this cocktail, I used a white liquor. Rum was my favorite!

Blue Curacao: Makes this cocktail a bright beautiful blue and adds some great orange flavor.

Grenadine: The red grenadine is going to mix a little with the blue to make some purple to represent Sully's purple spots. It also adds a bit of flavor and some sweetness.


Blue Curacao Cocktail

HOW TO MAKE THE BLUE MONSTER COCKTAIL

If you don't already have some simple syrup in your fridge, you'll need to whip some up really fast. In a small saucepan, add 1/4 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar granules are dissolved. Remove from heat just as soon as all the sugar granules are dissolved, and let cool. You don't want the mixture to boil! If you want to make enough simple syrup to save in the fridge for later cocktails, you can just increase the sugar and water in a 1:1 ratio.

In a shaker, pour in 1 ounce simple syrup, 1/2 ounces lemon juice, 1 1/2 ounces silver rum, and 1/2 ounce blue curacao. Add in a couple cubes of ice, and shake about 10 seconds until chilled. Strain into cocktail glass with ice. Slowly pour 1/2 ounce of grenadine over the back of a spoon on the side of the glass. The grenadine should fall to the bottom. Slightly stir the mixture so the bottom of the drink is a dark purple and the top of the drink is still the bright blue color. Cheers!



Blue Curacao and Grenadine

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BLUE MONSTER COCKTAIL

Monster Vegetable Tray; To keep up with the Monsters Inc. theme, serve this monster vegetable tray that looks like Mike Wazowski!

Avocado Jalapeno Dip; This lemonade-based cocktail definitely needs a summer dip to go with it!

BLUE MONSTER QUESTIONS

What is blue curacao?
Blue curacao is a bright blue liqueur that is flavored with bitter orange laraha peel. The orange is found on the Dutch island of Curaçao, hence the name! The blue color really has nothing to do with its flavor. In fact, the liqueur is naturally clear. Its blue color comes from food coloring.

What is grenadine?
Grenadine is a bright red syrup. It adds sweetness and a tad bit of tartness to cocktails. Most people assume that grenadine is cherry flavored, but it's actually pomegranate. It's name comes from the French word, grenade, which means pomegranate. You can make your own homemade grenadine with pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice.


For this recipe:

Blue Monster Cocktail Recipe

Blue Monster Cocktail

A scary monstrous blue cocktail! Made with lemonade, silver rum, blue curacao, and grenadine for a mysterious, spooky, and absolutely delicious drink.

By Laura Bullock | Laura The Gastronaut

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup water
• 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice
• 1 1/2 ounces silver rum
• 1/2 ounce blue curacao
• 1/2 ounce grenadine

Instructions

1. Make the simple syrup: In a small sauce pan, heat sugar and water over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
2. In a shaker, pour in 1 ounce of simple syrup, lemon juice, silver rum, and blue curacao. Add in a couple cubes of ice, and shake for about 10 second until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass with ice.
3. Slowly pour grenadine over the back of a spoon on the side of the glass. The grenadine should fall to the bottom. Slightly stir the mixture so the bottom of the drink is a dark purple and the top of the drink is still the bright blue color.

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Category: Cocktails, Halloween Cuisine: American

Keywords: Halloween cocktail, Monsters Inc recipe, Sully cocktail, blue curacao

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Bon appétit!

October 6, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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