Blu Margarita

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Don’t be alarmed, this blue Margarita is nothing like the jumbo-sized cocktail you’ll find at your local Mexican chain restaurant—it’s way classier. “I picture enjoying the Blu Margarita in a natural Italian grotto on the island of Capri,” says Brynn Smith of the Southern Italian restaurant Sotto in Los Angeles. Smith mellows out the sweetness of the curaçao by adding Amaro Melliti for its notes of bitter orange, lavender and saffron. “To me, amaro is hands-down the best modifier in a cocktail,” she says. “You get such depth of flavor and a slight bitterness, and that for me is a win in any drink.” The result is floral and tart, and, thanks to Giffard’s blue curaçao, a balanced blue drink that Smith can get behind. “I’m thrilled that I have a product I can finally use and drink because, as a fancy bar wench, I don’t have to shy away from blue drinks anymore.”

Blu Margarita



  • 1.5 oz Blanco Tequila
  • .25 oz Blue Curaçao
  • .25 oz Amaro Meletti
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • .25 oz agave nectar
  • Lime Wheel, for garnish


Contributed by Brynn Smith