(Closed) Signature Drink? Who is good with alcohol?!

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3273 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Have you tried soda water instead of lemonade (or half and half)?

Ah, sh– this is when I remember that US lemonade is different from UK lemonade…

Post # 4
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsSmurf:  Are you set on vodka?  I like it with tequila.

1 1/2 oz. Don Eduardo Silver Tequila
2 oz Pineapple juice
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao

another idea… triple sec instead of lemonade

2 oz vodka
¼ oz triple sec
¼ oz blue curacao


Post # 5
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Half lemonade and half club soda might dull the sweet.

Post # 6
3872 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d half the lemonade portion and replace the other half with soda. 

Post # 7
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

or.. just replace half the lemonade with club soda as PP’s suggest. Laughing

Post # 9
2127 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

We’re doing the same thing :].  Try adding Sprite or club soda like someone else mentioned.

Another “blue” option that we considered is called ‘Belgian Blue’, I guess, but it wasn’t near as good!  Vodka, coconut liquor, Blue Curacao, & Sprite.

Post # 11
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It could also be altered depending on what lemonade you’re using. Depending how much effort you want to put towards the signature drink, a more lemony, less sweet lemonade could really balance it out. 

Post # 12
20 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think the Sprite instead of lemonade idea would def work! If not then the idea of adding soda water and less lemonade would work too! Either way sounds delicous!

Post # 14
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Instead of using lemonade – which in itself is a very sweet drink, I would use freshly squeezed lemons, mixed with soda.  Blue Curaco itself is a very sweet alcoholic drink, and it is easy to send it over the edge to sickly with lemonade.  I used to do quite a lot of cocktails when I worked in a bar, and found that most people preferred a little zing in Blue Curaco based drinks.

EDIT – Personalyl I think half soda, half lemonade just waters down the taste and wouldn’t really  tone down the sweetness

Post # 15
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MrsSmurf:  We are doing the exact same drink!

I have tried Crystal light lemonade, it’s a little less sweet

I am sure like a soda water would help (we made it with the spite and actually loved it, but I love sprite and vodka so I may have been partial)

Post # 16
2592 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

As a bartender maybe cut the lemonade out and use Sweet and sour mix or half Margarita mix mixed with water ,vodka, blue curacao and a splash of sprite. Make sure it is shaken VERY well. You could also use a Citron Vodka to cut the lemonade out,add some squeezes of lemon and the sprite/club soda( a press) . I add the sprite to alot of drinks such as an Adios MF and it takes it down a notch but still get the alcohol! What you are serving is an Elec. lemonade!:) The original version….  

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