In this column, we often make fun of the neon-colored fruit liqueurs of years past. But then Giffard (creators of our favorite pineapple and elderflower liqueurs) came along with a blue Curaçao that’s actually, genuinely delicious — and we’re only too happy to make its acquaintance. Silly though it may be, who doesn’t want a bright blue cocktail, especially in the height of summer?
Curaçao is an orange liqueur, and that’s just what Giffard’s blue Curaçao tastes like: sweet and convincingly orangey. It’s an easy substitute for other Curaçaos, or for triple sec; orange liqueur is a classic cocktail ingredient after all, and its applications are pretty much endless. With this bottle, there’s just the bonus of blue.
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