4 blue-hued gin cocktails to beat Blue Monday

The third Monday in January has become infamous for being the most depressing day of the year - but instead of giving into the doom and gloom, why not whip up some cheerful cocktails to brighten things up a bit? One sip of these happy-hued drinks and you'll forget all about those January blues!

Blue Martini

45ml vodka
15ml dry gin
4ml blue curaçao
8ml vermouth

Method:

Stir all ingredients together in a shaker with ice, then strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.

Blue Lady

Image: Barmano

Image: Barmano

30ml dry gin
60ml blue curaçao
30ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
½ fresh egg white

Method:

Shake all ingredients together in a shaker with ice, then strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve.

Blue Lagoon

Image: the bar US

Image: the bar US

30ml dry gin
30ml vodka
30ml blue curaçao
30 ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
30ml simple syrup*

Method:

*To make syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until dissolved, then allow to cool.

In a blender, blend all of the ingredients with a large scoop of crushed ice. Pour drink into a chilled glass and garnish with an orange twist or maraschino cherry. Serve with a straw.

Blue Gin & Tonic

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30ml dry gin
30ml blue curaçao
130ml premium tonic water

Method:

Stir gin and blue curacao together. Pour over ice in a glass and top with tonic water. Garnish with a slice of orange and serve.

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