I hope you enjoy this sapphire inspired royal blue martini. This blue cocktail gets its color from blue curaçao (an exotic colored liqueur flavored with orange peels) and it’s delicious flavor from Lillet Rose, a new obsession of mine. This sapphire blue martini is a part of a series of cocktails inspired by gemstones.
Blue curaçao gets a bad rap among “mixologists”, but as a bartender with 10 years experience in a high-class cocktail bar, my main goal was not to look hip to mixologists. No sir, my main goal was to be a good bartender that made great tasting and looking cocktails for my guests.
Plus it’s impossible to make a blue cocktail without it, and a sapphire inspired blue martini needs to be blue.However, those snobby mixologists did introduce me to Lillet, which is a delicious product everyone should have in their fridge. A close sibling to vermouth, Lillet is a brand of fortified wine that is fantastic on its own and a more subtle alternative to vermouth in martinis.
I like Lillet rose because of its fruit forward flavors with hints of flowers that is sweet without being too sweet. Also, it’s not as pungent as commonly found vermouths are.Seriously, if you think you don’t like vermouth, give Lillet Rose a try, it will blow your fucking mind.
I hope you enjoy this entry into my series of gemstone cocktails, the Sapphire Sky, a sapphire blue martini. Served, as usual, with an adult gummy edible gemstone.
Sapphire Sky – Sapphire Blue Martini Recipe
Adult Edible Sapphire Gemstone Recipe
Ingredients 1/2 cup Blue Curacao, 3oz package Berry Blue jello, 3 packets unflavored gelatin, 1/2 tsp Citric Acid.
The technique for these edible gems is the same as the other cocktails inspired by gemstones, so feel free to skip the rest if you’ve mastered it already. If you’re new, this seems like a lot of work, but it’s surprisingly easy.
Combine blue curacao, blue jello, and citric acid in a microwave safe bowl. Stir until dissolved.
Mix in 3 packets of unflavored gelatin. You want to continuously stir while slowly sprinkling the gelatin powder in, being careful not to let any clumps form. Use the back of your spoon to break up any small clumps that might form.
Pro Tip: Use a spoon instead of a whisk. A whisk will introduce air into the mixture which will result in cloudy diamonds.
Let the mixture rest for 5-10 minutes to allow the gelatin to absorb the liquid. Mine became a paste like texture.
While it rests, take your Gem Molds and give them a very light coating of vegetable oil. I used my freshly washed fingers lightly dipped in the oil.
Pro Tip: Coating the molds (lightly!) in oil will make the sapphire edible gemstone gummies pop right out and give the gems a nice glossy sheen.
Take your rested blue goo and pop it in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes. Keep an eye on it, as it will become very frothy and expand right out of the bowl. This will result in a very messy microwave (trust me). Any messes can be cleaned up with hot water.
Take your hot gelatin and pop it in the fridge for just a few minutes. A foamy substance should form at the top. Use a spoon to skim the foamy gunk off. This step is technically optional, but your sapphire gummies will be cloudy if you skip it.
Carefully fill your molds. I used a food syringe to make sure I didn’t spill. Pop the mold in the freezer for about 20 minutes and carefully remove.
To serve I used a metal garnish pick and skewered the sapphire edible gemstone. Carefully place it on your sapphire blue martini, add a lemon twist, and enjoy!
The sapphire edible gemstones will keep for at least a week (probably a lot longer, but I always end up eating mine fairly quickly) if kept in an airtight container in the fridge.
Enjoy your sapphire blue martini with edible gemstone gummies! If you like this recipe, please share using the buttons below and keep on being fancy!