All about the blue motorcycle cocktail
The history of this cocktail is a bit of a mystery to me. As is the name itself, but the internet says it originated in the early 1970s in New York.
Regardless, if you love a long island iced tea, you’re going to love a blue motorcycle. It’s basically the same thing, but instead of coke and triple sec, you top this drink with blue curaçao and 7up (or whatever lemon-lime soda you have).
Just like the long island iced tea, the combination of liquors and flavors creates a wonderfully strong, yet palatable drink, you’re definitely going to feel its effects.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
How to make a blue long island cocktail
Shake the cocktail. Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice and measure your ingredients. Cover and shake until cold.
Top with soda. Strain the cocktail into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with lemon lime soda.
Garnish and serve. Add a lemon wedge, a maraschino cherry and a mint sprig before serving. The cherry and mint are optional, but the lemon is pretty necessary for this drink.
FAQs and tips for making a blue motorcycle cocktail
This beautifully colored liqueur has sweet but subtle flavors of orange zest. It is said to be similar to triple sec, but with a sweeter and zestier flavor.
This one is nothing extraordinary like Empress gin, it is simply colored with food coloring.
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Blue Motorcycle Cocktail
The blue motorcycle cocktail is a colorful twist on a traditional long island iced tea, made with blue curaçao and lemon-lime soda. This blue long island iced tea is also known by its more ominous name, adios motherf***er. Whatever you call it, this strong cocktail packs a punch, so use caution and drink responsibly.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: American
- ½ ounce gin
- ½ ounce vodka
- ½ ounce silver tequila
- ½ white rum
- 1 ounce blue curacao
- ½ ounce sour mix
- 1 ounce lemon lime soda
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add vodka, rum, tequila, gin, blue curacao, and sour mix to the shaker.
- Shake until cold.
- Pour over ice and top with lemon lime soda.
- Garnish with lemon wheel and cherries.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 254
- Sugar: 3.1 g
- Sodium: 333.5 mg
- Fat: 8.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 5.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 6.1 g
- Cholesterol: 21.3 mg
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