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It’s not often that I have one sip of a new hard liquor and immediately think of a cocktail.  But in the case of Azzurre Gin, I thought of TWO.  First, I thought of the Basil Gimlet.  Azzurre Gin is *the* Gin for a Basil Gimlet.  But then I thought…

The Blue Rose.

The Blue Rose is like Hemingway’s Ghost.  In my opinion, it’s NEVER been perfected.  Many claim to have mastered the cocktail, but none have. (Including me!)

In the case of the Blue Rose, however, it seems that what we were missing was Azzurre Gin.  Its subtle tropicals and pronounced herbs make it the perfect counter-point to sweet ingredients.

Here, I’ve added a touch of Blue Curaçao for color.  But the true performers are the Rose Combier and the Azzurre Gin.

The Azzurre Rose – a BoozeGuru Original Libation

  • 1 1/2 ounces Azzurre Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Rose Combier
  • 1/4 ounce Blue Curaçao

Add ice to a tall glass.
Add all ingredients to the glass.
Stir gently.
Pause and contemplate the color of the sky on a clear day.
Stir again.
Strain and serve Up in a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a slice of lemon or Rainier cherry (optional)

Kick back and enjoy!  Cheers!