Sapphire Alpine Cocktail

Sapphire Alpine Blue Martini

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
208 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 14mg 0%
*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.)

The Sapphire alpine is a beautiful blue martini that features an impressive gin. Filled with fruity flavors, it is unbelievably easy to make and a wonderful choice for any occasion or season. You can even transform it into a charming party punch that's sure to please anyone.

This recipe is one of the sweeter gin cocktails you can mix up, making it a nice change from the spirit's typical dry profile. It works out quite well because the botanicals of Bombay Sapphire Gin are a pleasant contrast to the sweet orange and peach flavored liqueurs. The three ingredients are poured in equal parts, so it's also each to remember. And, despite the bottle, Bombay itself is not blue; the color of the drink comes from the blue curaçao.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Sapphire Alpine Blue Martini Ingredients

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  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the gin, blue curaçao, and peach schnapps.

    Mixing a Sapphire Alpine Blue Martini

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  3. Shake well.

    Shaking a Sapphire Alpine Blue Martini

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  4. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

    Straining a Sapphire Alpine Blue Martini

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  5. Garnish with an orange twist. Serve and enjoy.

    Sapphire Alpine Blue Martini

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Tips

  • Keep your cocktail ice-cold longer by serving it in a chilled glass. The quickest and easiest way for martinis is to fill the glass with ice while you're mixing. Just before straining the drink, discard the ice.
  • Garnish the cocktail with an orange slice if you prefer. Oranges can be quite large, so cut it in half or quarter the slice to better fit the glass.

Transform the Martini Into a Party Punch

The flavor of this martini is the perfect base for a fruity gin punch. It can easily be made to serve any sized party, from an intimate brunch to a big wedding bash. Because the ingredients are poured equally, there is very little math involved. However, it is a strong drink. Adding a little soda will knock that down to better fit punch service while giving it a nice sparkle.

  • Begin by adding twice as much soda as the total liquor volume: Use 1/3 part each of gin, blue curaçao, and peach schnapps mixed with 2 parts ginger ale or club soda. Taste and adjust if needed.
  • Switching to a nonalcoholic blue curaçao will lower the drink's strength as well. Look for it in the mixer section of the liquor store.
  • Dress up the punch bowl by freezing fresh berries, slices of citrus, and herbs into an ice ring.

How Strong Is the Sapphire Alpine?

Looks are often deceiving and any martini made of liquor alone is going to be a potent little drink. The Sapphire alpine is no exception, especially when the gin is 94 proof. This cocktail's alcohol content will fall in the 29 percent ABV (58 proof) range. For most people, one is enough, and that's why the punch really needs to be cut. In the suggested formula, the alpine punch is more like the average wine.