Blue Devil Cocktail

Blue Devil Cocktail

/2 Dry Gin (1 1/2 oz Boodles Gin)
1/4 Lemon Juice or Lime Juice (3/4 oz lemon Juice)
1/4 Maraschino (3/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino)
1 Dash Blue Vegetable Extract (1 Drop Blue Food Coloring)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

First, the Blue Devil does have a great name.

However, I can’t quite figure it out. It falls somewhere between the quite tart Savoy Aviation Cocktail and the pretty sweet Allen (Special) Cocktail. Well, and it is blue. For whatever reason, I preferred both the Allen and the Aviation. Variety of Gin? Color? Ratio? Can’t quite place why.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.