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Blue Devil cocktail recipe
Blue Devil cocktail recipe

The Blue Devil is cocktail number 19 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.

Blue Devil cocktail history

First mentions of The Blue Devil, a drink that looks purely tropical, are found in London, England and Clovis, New Mexico.

In 1930, Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book included a Blue Devil cocktail recipe on page 31 and, in 1938, a Blue Devil recipe was published in the Evening Standard in London.

In 1935, The Clovis Hotel’s Dream Bar in New Mexico offered a Blue Devil cocktail for 30 cents.

“Blue Devil Cocktail,” newspaper article, The Evening Standard (London, England), 21 Dec 1938, p. 20, col. 2.
“Blue Devil Cocktail,” newspaper article, The Evening Standard (London, England), 21 Dec 1938, p. 20, col. 2.
“Hotel Clovis Dream Bar,” newspaper advertisement, The Clovis Evening News-Journal (Clovis, New Mexico), p. 4, col 3.
“Hotel Clovis Dream Bar,” newspaper advertisement, The Clovis Evening News-Journal (Clovis, New Mexico), p. 4, col 3.

Blue Devil cocktail recipe

Blue Devil cocktail recipe
Blue Devil cocktail recipe

1/2 Dry Gin, 1/4 Maraschino, 1/4 Lemon or Lime juice, 1 dash Blue Vegetable color. Shake well with ice and strain into glass.

Ingredients used:

  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • A few drops of blue food coloring

Blue Devil cocktail review

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A delightful gin cocktail that makes you want to kick off your sandals and have another as you watch the sunset.

Next up… Cocktail #20, Blue Moon

Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days

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