Delicious, vegan and chilling, blue moon shots must be on your list of shots to try next time. Blue moon shots are frozen martini consisting of blue curacao, vanilla syrup, and orange juice. With a taste of almonds and a tinge of citrus fruitiness, these shots are definitely the ones you need to serve at your next house party.  

So, here we are, to give you everything you need to make your blue moon shots, from the ingredients to the recipes. Have a look!

Blue moon shots ingredients:

Given below are the ingredients that you will require to prepare blue moon shots.

  • ¼ cup vodka
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • ¼ cup blue curacao
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla-flavoured syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange-flavoured liqueur

Blue moon shots recipe:

Now that you know what ingredients you need to have with you to make these shots, let us also look at a detailed set of instructions that you need to follow.

Step 1: Combine all the ingredients in a blender.

Step 2: Blend all the items in the blender until the mixture becomes smooth.

Step 3: Your drink is now ready to be poured into 4 martini glasses. (The ingredients are appropriate for 4 oz blue moon shots).

Step 4: Garnish the rim of each of your martini glass with an orange slice.

Step 5: Serve it to your friends and yourself.

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Blue moon shots using blue moon beer

You can also make your Blue moon shots using Blue Moon beer. If you want to make it this way, you’ll be required to follow the given steps:

Step 1:  Add 2-3 packages of Orange Jell-O in a heatproof bowl. Pour boiling water and whisk to completely dissolve the Jell-O. 

Step 2: Stir the vodka and blue moon together. 

Step 3: Pour it into glasses and keep them in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. 

Step 4: Top it with a cool whip. Garnish and serve.

Blue Moon Shots
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About the ingredients:

If you’re confused about any of the ingredients that we’ve mentioned for this recipe, we have a little guide for you here, to tell you about all the items and also how to prepare them. Have a look.

1. Blue Curacao: 

Curacao is a Caribbean liqueur prepared from the dried peels of a citrus fruit named Laraha. This has a lot of appeal among people who make and love cocktails and drinks since it is a special ingredient in most of them. Although a lot of brands sell some of the greatest Blue curacao, you can also make it on your own! Yes, you heard it right. Though the entire recipe might be a little hectic, it’s doable and we have for you here simple instructions that will help you. So, have a look.

Ingredients required: 1-litre vodka, 1-litre gin, zest of 12 oranges, 4 tablespoons dried orange peel, 32 cloves, 8 cups sugar, 6 cups water, blue food colouring.

Steps:

  • Mix the vodka, orange zest, gin, and dried orange peels in a container and leave it for 20 days.
  • After 20 days, add 32 cloves to it and let it rest for one more day.
  • Strain all the liquid from the container.
  • Add the 8 cups of sugar and 6 cups of water that you have taken, after straining the liquid from the container. Stir the mixture until the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Add a few drops of blue colouring from the top till the point your desired colour is reached.

2. Whipped cream: 

Whipped cream is one ingredient that is used in ample recipes these days. However, we are sure most of you buy it, rather than preparing it at home. Here we have for you the perfect recipe to make whipped cream at your own home. 

To make whipped cream, you’ll require only 2-3 ingredients; heavy whipping cream, sweetener, and flavourings. 

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How to make whipped cream?

Put your mixing bowl in the freezer for around 20 minutes, to make it as cold as possible. After you take it out from the freezer, pour all the ingredients into the super-chilled bowl and whisk at a high speed for around a complete minute. And, voila, you’re done!

If you do not want to make vanilla-flavoured cream, you can add any other flavour of your choice, like coconut rum or bourbon, in place of the vanilla extract that we have added. 

Keep one thing in mind, if you have added more liquid to your recipe, you’ll be needed to whip it a bit longer, more than one minute, to reach the stiff peak stage. 

To make stabilized homemade whipped cream, you can add some amount of cream of tartar to make it last longer. For each cup of heavy whipping cream that you use, you can add ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar to your recipe. 

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3. Orange liqueur: 

Orange liqueurs are sweet, distilled spirits flavoured with citrus fruit. Orange liqueurs are one of the most used liqueurs of all available flavours and are produced worldwide. Some of the most common and precious drinks, like triple sec, Curacao, Grand Marnier, etc., use orange liqueur as one of their ingredients. 

Orange liqueurs use a neutral grain base (like vodka), or even rum or brandy. The alcohol by volume (ABV) of these liqueurs generally ranges from 30 to 40 per cent. Three primary types of orange liqueurs are curacao, triple sec, and brandy-based. Some might contain additional ingredients like herbs, spices, or other flavours.

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That’s all about blue moon shots. We are sure you are going to love this if you are a cocktail drink lover. And well, if you aren’t, we strongly recommend you to try this one out. Keep experimenting with your drinks, until you find the one you like the most, and we strongly hope blue moon shots turn out to be ‘the one’ for you.