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.


  1. says

    I wish I had taken part in a final episode party, this cocktail would have been perfect. I ended up watching it on my elliptical the next Monday morning. :(

    I guess my best TV finale experience was watching the last episode of Cheers at the SkyDome (it’ll always be the SkyDome to me). That was a fun night.

    • says

      Randy was a lot more into the whole Breaking Bad thing than I was but the week before I had to say good-bye to Dexter which hurt.
      I was just saying to Randy last night that it was the first Sunday in quite some time that we didn’t have something to watch – however with the new season of The Walking Dead premiering on October 13th we’re already running some zombie-riffic Madtini lab tests ;)

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