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 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.
- 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.
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