|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 16g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 8mg||41%|
|*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.|
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.
1 ounce gin
1 ounce blue curaçao liqueur
1 ounce peach schnapps
Orange twist, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the gin, blue curaçao, and peach schnapps.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with an orange twist. Serve and enjoy.
- 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.