Commander’s Palace Martini
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
1 lemon wedge
2 ounces vodka
½ ounce Sour Mix
½ ounce blue curacao
2 lemon wedges, squeezed and dropped into the shaker
Splash of Sprite
Lemon twist for garnish
Place the sugar in a shallow dish or saucer. Wet half of the outside rim of a rocks or martini glass with the lemon wedge and dip it into the sugar. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
Combine the remaining ingredients, except the lemon twist, in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared glass, garnish with the lemon twist and serve.
A little history on this uncharacteristic cocktail from the book (check our “Store” page)…
The exterior of Commander’s Palace is painted a shocking blue-green aqua color. Our Aunt Adelaide and her decorator, Charlie Gresham, wanted to send a message to New Orleans that the Brennan family had taken over the place and things were going to get exciting. If you go to a paint store in New Orleans, you can ask for Commander’s Palace Blue, the same color as this Martini.