Sapphire Alpine: A Pretty Blue Martini With Bombay Sapphire

A beautiful blue martini, the Sapphire Alpine cocktail mixes up quickly, featuring Bombay Sapphire Gin with orange and peach

Bombay Sapphire Gin

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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
267 Calories
0g Fat
38g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 267
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 2g
Calcium 76mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You will find that the Sapphire Alpine is a very flavorful blue "martini" (depending on your definition of a martini, of course). It is a delightful cocktail filled with fruit flavors, unbelievably easy to make, and is wonderful for any occasion or season.

The Sapphire Alpine is certainly not as dry as most gin cocktails, instead, this recipe takes the sweeter side of the spirit. It works out quite well because the dry botanicals of Bombay Sapphire Gin are a pleasant contrast to the sweet orange and peach flavored liqueurs.

Despite the bottle, Bombay itself is not blue. The color of this drink comes from the blue curacao.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour equal parts of the three ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  2. Strain into chilled martini glass.

  3. Garnish with an orange slice.

Transform the Sapphire Alpine into a Party Punch

  • The flavor of this beautiful blue martini is the perfect base for an impressive gin punch. It can easily be made to serve any sized party, from an intimate brunch to a big wedding bash.
  • The base for the punch is here and because the three ingredients are poured equally, there is very little math involved.
  • You can also use a non-alcoholic blue curacao to make it even lighter. Just look in the mixer section of the liquor store, there is usually an option there.

Add Sparkle to the Mix

In order to take this drink from martini to punch, it's best to add a little carbonation from a soda like ginger ale or club soda. This will bring down the drink's strength and make the boozy mix better for serving a crowd.

Begin by adding twice as much soda as the total liquor volume and adjust from there.

  • 1/3 part gin

  • 1/3 part blue curacao

  • 1/3 part peach schnapps

  • 2 parts ginger ale

Finishing Punch Touches

For a spring or summer party, you can easily dress up the Sapphire Alpine punch bowl.

How Strong Is the Sapphire Alpine?

Remember that every "martini" made of liquor alone is going to be a potent little drink. The Sapphire Alpine is no exception.

Bombay Sapphire is a 94 proof gin. The average peach schnapps weighs in at 46 proof, while Curacao is about 60 proof. With these numbers, we can estimate that a 1-ounce pour of each for a single cocktail would bring the drink to around 29% ABV (58 proof).

She is a pretty cocktail, but looks can be deceiving, so cut it down when making a punch. At the proportions above, the punch would be a nice and mild 15% ABV (30 proof). This is slightly stronger than a glass of wine and should prevent too many "bad drunk" incidents at the party.

More Bombay Sapphire Cocktails

Bombay Sapphire is a fantastic gin for a variety of cocktails and it's affordably priced so you can keep it in the bar for regular use. After this one, try your hand at a few more gin cocktails.

  • Sapphire Martini - Quite similar to the recipe above, this one skips the peach and opts for dry vermouth instead. 

  • Candy Corn - A very fun Halloween martini recipe that infused kettle corn into the gin.

  • Early Autumn - This time we infuse Bombay with pears and apple for an autumn cocktail.

  • Massey Cocktail - The gin plays into a very complex modern cocktail with Irish whiskey, Campari, and more.

  • Pineapple and Sage Gimlet - A fantastic pitcher drink for summer parties, your guests will love this one.