Unnaturally blue cocktails are always a hit. But what about the non-drinkers? I created the Blue Shoe cocktail so they too could enjoy a bright blue drink with no alcohol. My main ingredient is a blue variety of Hawaiian punch called Polar Blast, but if it’s not available in your area, any blue fruity beverage will work. The taste of this one is a mishmash of sweet and tart fruit with citrus.
This makes for a really beautiful cocktail. You can also mix up a pitcher of it in advance of a party and keep it chilled in the fridge. If you don’t have time to chill your ingredients before mixing this one, put some ice in a mixing glass, add the punch and cranberry juice to it and stir until the glass is very cold to the touch. Pour that into a chilled martini glass and then add the 7-Up.
- 3 ounces blue Hawaiian Punch (or similar)
- 2 ounces white cranberry juice
Chill the ingredients beforehand. Pour the blue fruit punch into a large, chilled martini glass, then the white cranberry juice, and then fill the rest of the way with 7-Up.