This Blue Hibiscus Swizzle Is Here to Bring Vacay Vibes to Your Happy Hour
by Emily Laurence, July 17, 2018
Marshall Altier, the director of Nicaraguan restaurant and bar Chicha in Brooklyn, likes to use butterfly pea flower in a banana-flavored rum drink, the Blufields Swizzle. "The flower’s tea has been used for its medicinal properties for many years and also is a popular dye in parts of the world," he says. "One of the cool aspects of the tea that we play up in the Blufield’s Swizzle is that the liquid changes color based on the pH level of the substance added to it. For example, adding citrus will turn the liquid purple. For the Bluefield's Swizzle, we layer the concentrated tea on top of the drink."
The end result is an antioxidant-rich cocktail with a perfect balance of coconut, banana, and booze. (Hello, vacay vibes.) Scroll down for the step-by-step directions on how to make it and a short video showing how it's done.
Blufields Swizzle - - Flor de Caña 4 seco, Paranubes, Clairin Sajous, Hamden Estate Rum Fire, Giffard Banana, falernum, coconut milk, coconut cream, fresh lime juice, lime bitters, butterfly pea flower leaf, mint sprig, for garnish, , Build the rums, banana liqueur, coconut milk, coconut cream, lime juice, and lime bitters in a 16 ounce pilser glass.; Add pebble ice, packing the glass. ; Add the butterfly pea flower leaf on top.; Add the mint sprig for garnish.; ; - <em>Chicha, 198 Randolph Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11237, 718-366-2114, <a href="https://www.chichanyc.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">chicanyc.com</a></em>
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Prep Time5 minutes
- .75 oz Flor de Caña 4 seco
- .25 oz Paranubes
- .25 oz Clairin Sajous
- .25 oz Hamden Estate Rum Fire
- .5 oz Giffard Banana
- .5 oz falernum
- .5 oz coconut milk
- .5 oz coconut cream
- .75 oz fresh lime juice
- Dash of lime bitters
- Dash of butterfly pea flower leaf
- mint sprig, for garnish
Build the rums, banana liqueur, coconut milk, coconut cream, lime juice, and lime bitters in a 16 ounce pilser glass.
Add pebble ice, packing the glass.
Add the butterfly pea flower leaf on top.
Add the mint sprig for garnish.
Chicha, 198 Randolph Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11237, 718-366-2114, chicanyc.com Let this cocktail serve as vacation inspo and plan one of these wellness vacations. Or, just set your phone background to one of these rainbow sand beaches.
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