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January 13, 2011

#13: Adios Mother (aka Code Blue)

1/2 oz Vodka, Citrus Vodka, or Orange Vodka
1/2 oz Rum
1/2 Tequila
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 Blue Curacao
In a tall glass filled with ice, add ingredients, then fill with Sour Mix and shake.

Blue Curacao is a liquer flavored with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, similar to oranges, but too bitter to eat. The liquer is naturally colorless, but blue or orange artificial coloring is added, which then gives an exotic look to cocktails.

Now this was a yummy drink. The Sour Mix was predominant, giving a lemonade-like flavor to the drink. The other ingredients were in the background, but not lost or overpowered., and still quite strong. There was a nice fizz on top from the Sour Mix. It was very refreshing, with a tart taste from the lemon. The Blue Curacao was a nice touch for the color. The small amount did not really make the drink any more sweet, which was good, since it didn't need it.

This would be perfect on a summer day. I imagine that the combination of alcohols could finish you off for the day, hence the name. But who cares when you are lounging by the pool?

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