It’s Pride Month and that’s why we share rainbow recipes all month long! We previously made a rainbow paradise cocktail. But not only do we make rainbow-colored recipes, but we also share other important flag colors of the LGBTQ+ community. Earlier we made a frozen cocktail in the colors of the bisexual flag and today we share a Pride cocktail recipe with the colors of the transgender flag: blue, white and pink.
With our rainbow recipes we try to make the world a little more colorful and accepting from the kitchen! Will you help? Share your creations via #rainbowrecipes.
The transgender flag was designed in 1999 by trans woman Monica Helms. The flag represents the transgender community and consists of 5 horizontal stripes: 2 light blue, 2 pink and 1 white in the center.
The idea is that light blue is the color for baby boys and pink for baby girls. The line in the middle is white, for the transgender people in transition or non-binary people who do not fall within the ‘boy / girl’ boxes.
Trans Pride Cocktail
The Tipsy Bartender has a recipe for a light blue / pink sleeping beauty cocktail:
3 oz / 90 ml Hpnotiq
2 oz / 60 ml Kinky Pink Liqueur
2 oz/ 60 ml Vodka
1 oz / 30 ml 7Up / Sprite
4 ice cubes
Shake Hpnotiq with 2 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and pour (without ice cubes) into a (chilled) martini glass. Rinse the cocktail shaker and shake the remaining ingredients and pour carefully (without ice cubes) over the blue layer.
The problem? We couldn’t get Hpnotiq and Kinky Pink Liqueur. Our attempt with blue curacao and vodka lemonade was a fail. So we decided to make three different cocktails, in blue, white and pink!
Blue Cocktail = Blue Lagoon Cocktail
This summer cocktail is nice and sweet and consists of vodka, blue curacao, lime juice and 7Up (or Sprite). Throw your (tulip) glass full of ice cubes, or shake it in a cocktail shaker with ice, so that the drink is cold.
White Cocktail = Gimlet Cocktail
Okay, a normal gin and tonic is of course also possible for the white color, but the gimlet cocktail is trending again. You mix 2 parts gin (or vodka) with 1 part lime juice, lemonade or lime liqueur. With only lime juice, it is a very strong and sour drink, but some people like it. Do you prefer sweet? Then use a lime lemonade or lime liqueur.
Pink Cocktail = Cosmopolitan Cocktail
This pink cocktail is really a gay cocktail and is enjoyed by many gay men. When we think of the LGBTQ+ community, we often think of homosexuality, but being transgender has nothing to do with sexuality. This is about gender identity and that is different from ‘who you fall for’.
The cosmopolitan cocktail (known from Sex and the City) is made with vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice. Shake this together with 2 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, pour it into a cooled martini glass and your cocktail is ready.
Sugar Rim or Salt Rim
You can garnish all cocktails with a lime wedge or an orange twist. But you can also decorate the glasses with a sugar rim or salt rim. Dip the rim of your glass in a layer of water (or wipe a lime wedge along the edge) and then dip the rim in a layer of sugar or salt. The combination of sour lime goes well with salt. It may sound crazy, but in Mexico they love sweet, sour, spicy and salty combinations. Often a tequila shot or tequila cocktail is served with salt and lime.
You need a cocktail set for this recipe. But a jar or something works too! It is useful to use a jigger to measure your ingredients. We have a standard 20/40 ml jigger and that is what the measurements in the recipe are made for.
Don’t have a jigger? Then you can also use a shot glass of 1 oz.
Check out more rainbow recipes on our website! We create 30 recipes, a recipe for every day of Pride Month. Together, we can make the world more colorful and accepting, from the kitchen. Help and share your creations through #rainbowrecipes!
Trans Pride Cocktail Recipe
Blue lagoon cocktail
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz blue curacao
- 1 oz lime juice
- 2 ice cubes
- ice cubes or crushed ice
- 2 oz gin or vodka
- 1 oz lime juice, lemonade or a lime liqueur
- 3 oz lemonade (such as 7Up or Sprite)
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz lime juice
- ½ oz cranberry juice
- 2 ice cubes
Sugar rim or salt rim
- sugar or salt
- water of lime juice
- Do you want to make a sugar or salt rim on your cocktail glass? Dip the rim of your cocktail glass in a layer of lime juice water and then dip the rim in a layer of sugar or salt. Do this before pouring your cocktail.
Blue Lagoon Cocktail
- Fill a tall glass with ice (crushed cubes).
- Pour the ingredients into the glass, first the vodka, then the blue curacao and top it off with Sprite from 7Up.We use a jigger of 20/40 ml, but you can also use a shot glass and keep parts of the ingredients.
- Stir the cocktail with a long spoon. Garnish with a lemon slice of orange zest. Cheers!
- Put your cocktail glass in the freezer of fill with ice cubes.
- Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker (with the ice cubes).
- Shake the shaker until your drink has cooled well.
- Strain into the cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of lime.
- Put your cocktail glass in the freezer or fill with ice cubes.
- Fill a cocktail shaker (a reusable coffee mug or empty pasta sauce pot also works) with the ice cubes and all ingredients.
- Shake well until your drink is well chilled.
- Strain your drink (without ice) into the chilled martini glass.
- Serve with a lime wedge or curled orange zest. Cheers!
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