Let’s see how to prepare an easy pistachio Martini recipe with blue curacao in just 5 minutes?
Most of us started bartending at home during the pandemic. The sad reality of no social life, closed bars and restaurants, and no parties created avid home mixers and plenty of new cocktail recipes.
It’s also a great way to hone your artsy vein by creating unique drinks and decorating them like you’re in a fancy bar.
This Pistachio Martini Cocktail is a creamy source of happiness but has a slightly misleading name. It has no actual pistachio, nor Martini in it.
This cocktail is a regular in most high-end bars and got its name from the final flavor it leaves in your mouth, which is melting pistachio ice cream, served in a chilled Martini glass. Pistachio and Blue Curacao Martini are also called Blue Moon in some bars, just in case you wish to order it.
What’s in the pistachio Martini recipe?
If you already feel a slight disappointment creeping up, don’t worry. Although the original Pistachio Martini with Blue Curacao recipe doesn’t have any pistachio or martini in it, at the end of this article we will give you an alternative that fits the name perfectly.
But for the original drink recipe, you are going to need Amaretto, Blue Curacao, Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur, and chilled Martini glasses. You can also decorate the glass with some crushed pistachio or sugar.
Alternatively, you can also use classic cocktail glasses, but they are slightly larger, which means you have to add an extra 2 ounces of each ingredient to fill them up.
How long does it take to make this drink?
However fancy this pistachio martini looks, it takes a solid 5 minutes to make it maximum.
You can elevate the looks with some elegant decoration on the martini glasses.
It will only take some 1-2 minutes of firm shaking in a mixer to make this simple cocktail.
Don’t forget to chill your Martini glasses 1-2 hours beforehand in a fridge, or 30-45 minutes previously in the freezer.
You should always serve cocktails fresh, so don’t make them beforehand. The guests won’t mind you mixing and pouring some fresh drinks while watching you. People love watching the bar mixers all the time because it’s entertaining.
Pistachio Martini Recipe With Blue Curacao
- 8 ounces Amaretto
- 8 ounces Bailey’s Cream Liqueur
- 8 ounces Blue Curacao
- 4 Chilled Martini glasses
- ½ cup Rustic ground pistachio for decoration (optional)
- Pour the ingredients into a shaker and fill it with ice. Shake them for 1-2 minutes as fast as you can.
- Filter the cocktails without the ice into the chilled Martini glasses.
- Garnish the drink by either pouring ground pistachio on top of it or wetting the rim of your glasses and dipping it into the ground pistachio.
- Serve the cocktails fresh and chilled in Martini glasses... Have fun with them!
Can I change some of the ingredients?
As we mentioned above, there is an alternative to this recipe matching the name. To make it, you can stick to the measurements, but instead of Amaretto, Bailey’s liqueur, and Blue Curacao, use Dry Martini, Pistachio Liqueur, and Blue Curacao. You can also add some White Chocolate Liqueur, heavy cream, or optionally both for more creaminess.
If you enjoy vanilla and want to incorporate it into this drink, fresh vanilla is unrivaled. You can find it in most supermarkets. This drink can be transformed into a tropical fantasy by adding some banana liqueur and pineapple juice.
If you’re abstaining from alcohol, you can also make this cocktail a virgin mocktail. Just mix Blue Curacao, alcohol-free pistachio liqueur, and almond syrup. This will be much sweeter, so you can lighten it up with some cream or almond milk.
Can I add more ingredients?
If you want to make a thicker drink, you should add some heavy cream or white chocolate liqueur to the drink. You can also turn this recipe into shots, by adding 4 ounces of vodka, and instead of Martini glasses, serve them in chilled shot glasses.
Vanilla rum can turn this cocktail into a slightly different flavored and stronger drink.
You can add a twist to this amazing drink especially if you serve it with dinner, by adding a scoop of pistachio ice cream to it. That will for sure blow your guests’ minds!
If you want to serve this cocktail as a thinner, desert-like after-dinner treat, you can blend in some additional almond milk and serve it in a longer glass. By adding some sprinkles on the rims of the glass and whipped cream on top it might even look like a sweet and innocent milkshake.
Tips and tricks for a better drink
Creamy cocktails are usually served without ice in the cocktail glass, that is why it’s shaken on ice but filtered into a chilled glass eventually. But you can give more chill to the drink by pouring crushed ice into it.
Premium drinks are used to make premium cocktails. If you don’t want to have a bad hangover tomorrow, use the best spirits available, don’t go for the cheap ones. The taste is not the same, and it will give you a headache the next day.
When decorating cocktail glass rims with sugar or any other embellishment, pros usually use lemon or lime juice or water.
But with some cocktails that tend to be on the sweeter side, like this Pistachio Martini with Blue Curacao doesn’t go well with lemon or lime juice on the glass rims because it tastes off as you drink it. In this case, make sure to use water or plain sugar syrup to make the ground pistachios stick.