Breaking Bad’s famous crystal blue meth in the show has many names: Blue Sky, Fring’s Blue, Big Blue, and Blue Magic. The more important fact is that it is 99.1% pure. While I would love to make a cocktail that was equally pure, the fact is that there would be almost no room for any flavor. And of course the other problem is that the strongest commercial spirit, Everclear, is only 95% alcohol. The solution (no pun intended)? Make a drink that is 99.1 proof. I present you with a shot of Blue Sky.
The Blue Sky Shot
- 1 oz Everclear
- 0.25 oz Peach Schnapps
- 0.74 oz Blue Powerade
This shot is smoothest chilled, so shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a shot glass. This runs the risk of lowering the proof (it will, there is no way to prevent dilution), but makes this shot burn a lot less on the way down. You can also store the peach schnapps and Powerade in the refrigerator and the Everclear in the freezer if you want your drink to be chilled without dilution. For the fearless, it can also be served as a flaming shot, begin by mixing the Powerade and peach schnapps in the bottom of the glass, then float the Everclear over-top. Always remember to blow out the shot and swirl before drinking. With a hint of blue raspberry, this shot is surprisingly drinkable, although you might want to chase with a bit more Powerade. You know, to stay hydrated.
Warning: This drink is very strong. It is roughly equivalent to taking a shot of straight flavored vodka with a bit more flavor….and even more alcohol. Drink at your own risk, it’s quite the cocktail of ingredients.
Total cost per drink: ~$1.00