As a bartender, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting ingredients to incorporate into my cocktails. And one ingredient that has caught my attention recently is the butterfly pea flower.
This beautiful blue flower has been used for centuries in Southeast Asia for its medicinal properties and as a natural food coloring agent. But in recent years, it has gained popularity in the cocktail world for its stunning color-changing abilities.
When the butterfly pea flower is infused in vodka or gin, it turns the spirit a deep blue hue. But when mixed with acidic ingredients like lemon juice, it magically transforms into a vibrant purple or pink color.
This mesmerizing color-changing effect has made butterfly pea vodka cocktails a hit with bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts alike.
But creating a delicious butterfly pea vodka cocktail is not just about the color. It's about finding the perfect balance of flavors to complement the unique taste of the butterfly pea flower.
And that's where the creativity of bartenders comes into play. From fruity and floral to spicy and savory, there are endless possibilities for creating the perfect butterfly pea vodka cocktail.
In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of the best butterfly pea vodka cocktail recipes that I've come across in my bartending career.
Whether you're a fan of sweet and fruity drinks or prefer something with a bit of a kick, there's a butterfly pea vodka cocktail recipe for everyone. So, grab your shaker and let's get mixing!
1. Butterfly Pea Cocktail
The Butterfly Pea Cocktail is a stunning violet-colored drink that is perfect for any holiday gathering. Made with butterfly pea flower tea ice cubes, fresh citrus juice, and vodka, this cocktail is not only visually appealing but also packs a flavorful punch. The butterfly pea flower tea ice cubes change color as the cocktail is poured over them, creating a mesmerizing effect that will impress your guests.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want to try something new and exciting, and it's a great way to add some color and fun to your holiday party. So, if you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail that will wow your guests, give the Butterfly Pea Cocktail a try!
2. Butterfly Pea Flower Cocktail
The Butterfly Pea Flower Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing and visually stunning drink. This cocktail is made with butterfly pea flower syrup, which gives it a vibrant blue color that transforms into a beautiful magenta when mixed with lemon juice or baking soda.
The flavor of the cocktail is subtle and mild, with herbal and earthy undertones that make it perfect for those who don't enjoy strong floral tastes in their drinks. This cocktail is a great addition to any garden party or summer gathering, and is sure to impress your guests with its unique color and flavor. So why not give it a try and experience the wow factor for yourself?
The Paloma by The Sea is a unique twist on the classic Paloma cocktail. This mermaid-inspired drink features butterfly pea flower and spiked seltzer, creating a magical color that changes with the pH balance. The blue hues of the cocktail are perfect for a summer party or even a Halloween bash.
Bon & Viv spiked seltzer is used in this recipe, with grapefruit flavor complementing the Paloma. Butterfly pea flower, a plant commonly found in South East Asia, is used as a natural food coloring and adds a touch of magic to this cocktail. If you're looking for a fun and unique cocktail to impress your guests, give the Paloma by The Sea a try.
4. Spring Fever
"Spring Fever" is a visually stunning cocktail that changes color from blue to pink when lemon juice is added. It's made with b'lure Flower Extract from Wild Hibiscus Flower Co., strawberry vodka, peach schnapps, elderflower liquor, and simple syrup.
The flavors of strawberry, peach, and elderflower are perfectly balanced, making this cocktail refreshing and delicious. It's a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and visually stunning cocktail that celebrates the arrival of spring.
5. Color Changing Shimmery Phoenix Cocktail
The Color Changing Shimmery Phoenix Cocktail is a magical and fun cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. The cocktail is made with color-changing gin infused with butterfly pea flowers and shimmery white luster petal dust. The gin and elderflower cocktail is sweetened with elderflower syrup and has fruity, tangy, and floral flavors that make it a delight to drink.
The cocktail is inspired by the mythological phoenix and has a flaming effect that adds to its theatrics. The drink is perfect for Halloween parties or any time you want to add a touch of magic to your cocktail game. If you're looking for a unique and fun cocktail that is sure to impress your guests, the Color Changing Shimmery Phoenix Cocktail is a must-try.
6. Unicorn Vodka French 75
The Unicorn Vodka French 75 is a delightful variation of the classic French 75 cocktail, made with natural color-changing vodka. This cocktail is perfect for parties and celebrations, and is a fun update on a classic vodka champagne cocktail recipe. The French 75 cocktail is a potent champagne cocktail made from gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar, with many variations that are all festive, fizzy, and delicious.
The Unicorn Vodka French 75 is made with all natural color-changing butterfly pea infused Unicorn Vodka™, which gives it a crisp, bubbly vodka drink that perfectly combines the clean, light profile of a vodka French 75 with some of the botanical notes of the gin classic. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a fun and unique twist on a classic cocktail.
7. Galaxy Lemonade Slushie
The Galaxy Lemonade Slushie is a stunning and refreshing drink that is perfect for summer. This cocktail features a natural color-changing effect, thanks to the use of butterfly pea tea ice cubes. As the crushed ice melts, the blue bits of ice create a galaxy-like effect in the pink and purple lemonade.
The drink is made with homemade lemon concentrate syrup and can be made boozy with the addition of vodka or tequila. This cocktail is sure to impress guests at any summer gathering with its beautiful colors and delicious flavor.
8. Magic Galaxy Squash
"Magic Galaxy Squash" is a visually stunning cocktail inspired by the colors of the galaxy. The drink is made with butterfly pea flower tea, rosella tea, and a slushy-like texture from crushed frozen Sprite and butterfly pea tea.
The unique characteristic of the butterfly pea flowers turns the blue color into a beautiful purple when mixed with lemon juice. The rosella tea adds a slightly sour taste and a lovely red color to the drink. This refreshing cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day.
9. Sake Fizz Cocktail
The Sake Fizz Cocktail is a unique and refreshing drink that features a blend of vodka, sake, peach syrup, and yuzu juice. This Japanese-inspired cocktail has a tart and zesty flavor profile, with a hint of floral notes that come from the yuzu juice. The addition of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea on top adds a beautiful lavender color to the drink, making it a stunning addition to any cocktail menu.
This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a balance of sweet and sour flavors, with a fizzy finish that is sure to delight the taste buds. Whether you're a fan of sake or just looking for a new and exciting cocktail to try, the Sake Fizz Cocktail is a must-try.
10. Rosemary 75 Champagne Cocktail
The Rosemary 75 Champagne Cocktail is a unique twist on the classic French 75 cocktail. This celebratory drink features homemade rosemary-infused simple syrup and a butterfly pea flower extract that creates a stunning blue ombre effect in the glass.
The addition of sparkling wine adds a touch of elegance to this already impressive cocktail. The Rosemary 75 Champagne Cocktail is the perfect drink to impress your guests at any celebration.
11. Cerulean Seas Cocktail
The Cerulean Seas Cocktail is a stunning and sophisticated drink that is sure to impress your guests. This cocktail features blue curaçao, which gives it a striking visual effect, and is combined with honey syrup and cardamom bitters for a subtle take on a sour.
Infused with Lapsang Souchong tea, the vodka in this cocktail has a distinct campfire flavor that adds depth to the drink. While blue curaçao is the star of the show, you can also use other orange liqueurs like orange curaçao or Cointreau. This cocktail is a great addition to any party or gathering and is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.