Spell it Hanukkah or Chanukah, the Festival of Lights began last night. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this eye-catching blue and white cocktail (blue and white are the colors of the flag of Israel).
It tastes as good as it looks…and it actually has a pinch of nutrients provided by the blue spirulina, that turns the cocktail bright blue. If you don’t want to purchase spirulina (it”s available at health food stores), you can use food color.
Thanks to Koloa for the recipe. Check out their fine premium rums—great holiday gifts for rum lovers.
1. COAT the rim of a coupe glass with decorating sugar or sparkling sugar (see the different types of sugar).
1. DISSOLVE the blue spirulina in a cocktail shaker with a tiny splash of hot water. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice.
2. STRAIN into a chilled coupe glass with a sugared rim.
*Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae with strong antioxidant effects. It is one of the world’s most popular supplements, loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that may benefit your body and brain. Here’s more about it. Blue spirulina has a neutral flavor and aroma, while green spirulina has an algae character. Here’s more about it.