Dolphin maritini, blue martini, ocean martini: though the recipe may vary slightly from bar to bar, this delightful cocktail bodes well among University students and young urban professionals alike. But every now and then, there is that thirty or forty-something-year-old woman or man who wants to shake things up in their usual wet, dry or dirty martinis, and ends up ordering this blue twist from their local watering hole.
Food That Pairs Well With A Blue Martini
When pairing foods and liquor, keep in mind to either match your drink with something that has a similar taste or enhance it by choosing something that contrasts entirely. For example, if you like your martini sweet, offsetting it with spicy or intense cuisine provides a strong comparison.
Easy foods, such as sauteed shrimp or chicken lightly cooked in oil go great with a blue martini. In fact, many people believe ANY food goes great with a martini. It is such a versatile drink and can have many variations depending on taste and preferences.
If you like a more bitter-tasting martini with extra vermouth in it, almost anything from the sea will do nicely, whether that means oysters, lobster, scallops or fish.
A classic martini is a drink for people who actually want to taste their alcohol; and even though you can make it every which way due this drink’s versatility, it is usually only palatable for veterans and alcohol aficionados.
I prefer my martini with equal servings of gin, vermouth and a very light splash of blue curacao. Actually, to be completely honest, I prefer no blue curacao in my drinks. What can I say? I am a purist =) But that doesn’t mean that I have never had a blue martini!
If you like your drink to taste like it has little-to-no alcohol, then this is definitely not the drink for you.
History of The Blue Martini
The origins of this drink are unclear, but one thing is certain: it was a spin off from the classic martini that has delighted palates the world over. The classic martini was a beverage ordered regularly in bars and speakeasies in the first quarter of the 20th century which means that it probably had been around for a while but hadn’t yet become popular.
The mid-1990’s saw a revival of the martini among bar patrons the world over, and new twists and spins were birthed during this time. It could be that the blue martini had been around way before the 1990’s, after all, I am no expert, but seeing as the appletinis, chocolate martinis, peach martinis and more originated from this time, perhaps their cousin, the blue martini also came about.
And there you have it: a foggy and unclear history of the blue martini, and food that goes well with this sky-colored drink! More importantly, if you know of a good place in Springfield, Missouri that creates a really delightful version of this, do drop me an email so we can add their bar into this post!
Have a great day, and remember to drink responsibly if you are going to drink at all.
Love and hugs,
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