Sapphire cocktail
Cocktails,  Gin,  Recipes


How retro looking is this cocktail?

Deceptively blue and tasting of oranges the Sapphire is a fun cocktail to make. And with only 3 ingredients it's easy too.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings 1


  • 45 ml London Dry Gin 45ml = 1 jigger or 1.5 fluid oz
  • 45 ml Blue Curacao Liqueur
  • 20 ml Double cream


  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice.

  2. Shake vigorously.

  3. Fine strain into a coupe or cocktail glass. And that's it!

Recipe Notes


The Sapphire is an invention of the late flamboyant hotel publicist Ted Saucier. For 40 years Ted publicized the Waldorf-Astoria, New York from its opening until the mid-1950s.


Although best known for this work he also compiled a huge cocktail book full of Waldorf-Astoria cocktail recipes. Bottoms Up, published in 1951, is full of the long forgotten and the not so forgotten cocktails of another, more glamorous era.


The Sapphire listed under Miscellaneous is one of the simpler cocktails with only 3 ingredients. It tastes creamy and of oranges. A little like Amarula.


If you can get past its rather offputting blue colour you are in for a treat. Although, not to everyone taste, if you like your cocktails sweet and creamy (and probably laden with calories) you will like this one.


Try it...


Sapphire cocktail



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