The ‘Breaking Bad’ Blue Sky Margarita

With only a few hours to go before the final episode of Breaking Bad, the mood is a little blue here around the Madtini Labs. Without our regular Sunday night fix of White family fun, New Mexico scenery and drug cartel wars we’re not sure how we’re going to keep ourselves entertained.

In honor of the Breaking Bad finale we cooked up a few Blue Sky Margaritas, so-named for the nearly pure form of crystal methamphetamine cooked up by Mr. White and Jesse. Once you get to know this margarita recipe, check the Chicken appetizers recipe so you can have you a nice meal to go with your drink.


Breaking Bad Sky Blue Margarita

Breaking Bad - Blue Ice

Breaking Bad Blue Sky Margarita

Ingredients (makes 1 drink)

Blue Ice Chips:
3-4 drops of blue food coloring
shallow cooking pan

Blue Salt
Kosher Salt
3-4 drops of blue food coloring

Blue Sky Margarita
4 oz Tequila
2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 tspns superfine sugar
Wedge of lime
Margarita glass


Blue Ice chips:
1. Fill a shallow cooking pan with approximately 1/4 inch of water. Squeeze 3-4 drops of blue coloring into the water and spread color evenly with a spoon.
2. Place the pan on a level surface in a freezer.
3. Once ice is solid, remove the pan and use a hammer to break up the ice into large chunks.

Blue Salt:
1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place a generous amount of salt (we used kosher salt) into a sandwich bag. Squeeze 3-4 drops of blue food coloring into the bag and work the mixture with your fingers until the color is evenly distributed through the salt.
3. Pour the salt onto a shallow baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes, until the moisture has been removed from the salt. Remove and let the salt cool.
4. After salt has cooled, place onto a shallow plate.

Blue Sky Margarita
1. Combine the tequila, blue curacao, lime juice, triple sec and sugar in a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Cover and shake the mixture well.
2. Take a wedge of lime and rub onto the rim of the Margarita glass. Turn glass over, place into the blue salt and turn until the rim is covered.
3. Add several broken chips of blue ice to the glass and pour in the margarita.
4. Breathe deep and serve.

Foynes’ Red Eye

Foynes' Red Eye

Created by Misty Kalkofen, a bartender at Green Street in Cambridge, Mass., as a homage to the Irish Coffee, which orginated at the Foynes Airport in Limerick, Ireland.

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  • 1 oz Redbreast Irish Whisky
  • 3/4 oz Amara Averna
  • 1/2 oz heavy cream
  • 1 oz Guinness Simple Syrup*
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • coffee bean

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker 2/3 filled with ice. Strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Top with grated bits of coffee bean.

Guinness Simple Syrup
Add a can of Guinness to a sauce pan over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, add 8 ounces of Demerara sugar and set aside to cool. Refrigerate, the Guinness syrup should last for a couple of weeks.

via Bon Appetit

Irish Manhattan

Irish Manhattan


  • 2 1/2 oz Bushmills Irish Whisky
  • 1 1/2 oz Noily Pratt Sweet Vermouth
  • 3-4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 can of Guinness

Combine all the whisky, sweet vermouth in a mixing glass 2/3 full of ice. Add the bitters, stir the contents. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Pour the can of Guinness into a beer glass, as the beer settles, scoop the foam and carefully add it to the martini glass. Thanks to Roger Fleming for suggesting this recipe.

Love Potions – Ball of Fire

Madtini Love Potions - Ball of FIre

If this cinnamony, spicy cocktail doesn’t set your passions on fire, we don’t know what will.
This spicy, hot Valentine’s Day cocktail is from the chapter “Spicing Things Up” in our new Madtini book Love Potions: 50 Cupid Approved Cocktails For Valentine’s Day available at Amazon.

A mix of cinnamon schnapps, Southern Comfort, Tabasco Sauce and a cinnamon schnapps soaked cherry bring both spicy heat and southern sweet to the Ball of Fire. This will surely start the fires of love.

Love Potions: 50 Cupid Approved Cocktail Recipes for Valentine's Day


Glass: Martini glass
1 oz/30 ml Southern Comfort
3 oz/90 ml Cinnamon Schnapps
1 dash Tabasco Sauce
1 Cherry

Soak cherry in 1 oz of Cinnamon Schnapps in bottom of a martini glass for 5 minutes. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cherry.

Southside Royale Champagne Cocktail

Southern Royale Champagne Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • Champagne, or sparkling wine
  • Sprig of mint


Add the gin, simple syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake then strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a sprig of mint.

via Food & Wine

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