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Make Blue Gatorade Cocktail Shot in 1 Minute

Are you looking to energize your next party with a fun, sporty cocktail that is sure to be a hit? Look no further than the Blue Gatorade shot! This electric blue drink is inspired by the classic sports drink but packs way more of a punch.

The brilliant blue color and hint of cherry sweetness will transport your tastebuds to the sidelines of a big game. Vodka provides a smooth yet potent base while Blue Curacao liqueur gives it that vibrant hue and citrusy kick. A splash of actual Gatorade ties the whole thing together for a flavor you won’t forget.

This shot may seem playful but it definitely means business! The combo of vodka and the slight bite of liquor make this a strong cocktail that will get the crowd pumped up. Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to make at home. All you need are a few basic ingredients and a cocktail shaker.

Why You’ll Love This Cocktail

What’s not to love about the Blue Gatorade shot? Here are some of the reasons it makes for an amazing signature drink:

  • It’s a stunning bright blue color that looks fantastic against the ice or in a test tube style shot glass. You’ll be the life of the party when you serve up these electric blue beverages.
  • The sweet and tart cherry Gatorade flavor provides a nice balance to the alcohol. It takes just enough of the edge off without sacrificing the shot’s punch.
  • Vodka gives a clean yet powerful base for your cocktail so you’ll still feel the effects.
  • It’s got that sporty, playful vibe perfect for game days, tailgates, house parties, and more. Bring some energy and competition to the party!
  • Blue Curacao adds an extra dimension of fruitiness along with boosting the color.
  • You only need 3 main ingredients that most people have on hand already. Plus it’s super quick and easy to make.

Give your guests something to rave about with this lively blue cocktail. The visual impact alone makes it a showstopper but the taste will blow them away too. It’s sure to get any party started off right!

How to Make the Blue Gatorade Shot

List of ingredients needed to make the Blue Gatorade Cocktail

  • Vodka (8 oz) – The base spirit that gives the shot its kick.
  • Blue Curacao (2 oz) – This gives your shot a stunning electric blue hue and a hint of citrus flavor.
  • Blue Gatorade (1 oz) – For that sporty twist and a dash of sweetness.
  • Ice cubes – To chill your drink and make it super refreshing.

Equipment:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Shot glasses or other small glasses

Step-by-step instructions for mixing the Blue Gatorade Cocktail

  1. Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice to chill your concoction.
  2. Pour in 4½ oz. of blue Gatorade (Fierce Blue Cherry is recommended).
  3. Add 1½ oz. of yellow Chartreuse for that herbal flair.
  4. Shake it up vigorously for about 20 seconds to blend the ingredients.
  5. Strain the mixture into your chosen glass or bottle for serving.

Special Notes & Variations

Part of the fun with cocktails is customizing them to your own taste. Here are some tweaks and twists to try with the classic blue Gatorade shot:

  • For a less sweet shot, use a lower amount of Gatorade or opt for the fierce/icy flavors instead of blue cherry.
  • Make it extra boozy by using 100 proof vodka or adding an extra ounce.
  • Use lemon- or orange-flavored vodka for additional citrus notes.
  • Skip the blue curacao to simplify the recipe if needed. The Gatorade alone will give it lots of color.
  • Rim half the shot glasses with salt or sugar to offer guests a sweet and salty option.
  • Add a splash of plain soda water to lighten it up.
  • Use grape or fruit punch Gatorade for a different fruity twist.
  • Infuse the vodka with berries or citrus fruits for extra flavor.

Have fun coming up with your own riffs! The beauty of this shot is how adaptable it is.

Serving Suggestions

A cocktail this bold and bright deserves an equally fun presentation:

  • Set out test tube style shot glasses or beakers to emphasize the neon liquid.
  • Freeze some in ice cube trays for chilled Jell-O shot versions.
  • Alternate with plain vodka shots to keep the party energized.
  • Serve in syringes instead of glasses for a unique look.
  • Display them on a tray decorated with sports balls or team logos.
  • Pour into mini plastic sports drink bottles for individual shots.
  • Place them in designated spots around the party labeled “hydration station”.

However you serve it up, this blue cocktail is ready to energize any party or game day gathering in an instant. The visual impact alone will get people excited to try it!

Storing & Reheating Leftovers

With such a simple recipe, you’re bound to have leftovers. Here are some tips for saving and reheating any remaining blue Gatorade shots:

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. The color may fade slightly over time.
  • For longer storage, pour shots into ice cube trays and freeze. Keeps for months and can be thawed into Jell-O shots too.
  • When ready to reuse, pour leftover chilled shots back into the cocktail shaker with fresh ice. Shake vigorously again to reblend and chill.
  • To reheat shots, briefly microwave them about 10 seconds if needed. But they’re best served fresh and chilled.
  • If the shots lose their bold blue color, add a few drops of blue food coloring when reheating to revive the hue.
  • Add more vodka or Gatorade if reheated shots seem too diluted. Taste and adjust until the flavor pops again.

With a few tips, you can revive leftovers to be just as stunning as the original electric blue cocktail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to become an expert on making this trendy blue cocktail? Here are some common questions people have:

What exactly gives the shots their vivid blue color?

It’s two key ingredients – the Blue Curacao liqueur plus the blue Gatorade itself. The combo provides that brilliant electric blue hue.

Can I make it without alcohol for kids?

Yes, simply omit the vodka and add more Gatorade. It won’t pack the same punch though!

What vodka works best?

A smooth, mid-range vodka like Absolut, Skyy, or Svedka works well. Avoid bottom shelf vodka with a harsh taste.

How long does the blue color last?

The blue shade will last for several hours undiluted or when kept chilled. If shots sit at room temp and dilute, the color will slowly fade over a day.

Is this drink very sweet?

It has a nice sweetness from the Gatorade but the vodka balances it out. Adjust the amount of Gatorade to tweak the sweetness level.

Can I rim the glasses with sugar or salt?

Absolutely! Rimmed glasses add a fun twist. Just wet the edges first before dipping in salt or sugar. Let it set before pouring in the cocktail.

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Blue Gatorade Cocktail Shot

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes

Make the most electrifying blue Gatorade Shot at home and make your party going on.

Ingredients

  • Vodka (8 oz) - The base spirit that gives the shot its kick.
  • Blue Curacao (2 oz) - This gives your shot a stunning electric blue hue and a hint of citrus flavor.
  • Blue Gatorade (1 oz) - For that sporty twist and a dash of sweetness.
  • Ice cubes - To chill your drink and make it super refreshing.

Instructions

  1. Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice to chill your concoction.
  2. Pour in 4½ oz. of blue Gatorade (Fierce Blue Cherry is recommended).
  3. Add 1½ oz. of yellow Chartreuse for that herbal flair.
  4. Shake it up vigorously for about 20 seconds to blend the ingredients.
  5. Strain the mixture into your chosen glass or bottle for serving.

Energize Your Next Party with This Bright Blue Cocktail

Now you’ve got all the details on crafting the ultimate blue Gatorade cocktail. With its gorgeous electric color and mix of sweet and sour flavor, this shot is a surefire way to get any party pumped up. Keep the prep easy by premixing a large batch so you’re ready to serve these electrifying drinks on the fly.

Your guests will be blown away by the neon blue liquid cascading into their ice-filled shot glasses. The sporty hints of cherry and citrus from the Gatorade combined with the smooth yet powerful vodka will provide a tasty and energizing experience. Just be prepared for shouts of “Is that BLUE Gatorade!?!”

So next time you’re looking to inject some life into a tailgate, game night, birthday, or any celebration, turn to the vibrant blue Gatorade shot. It only takes a few simple ingredients to stir up this cocktail with major visual impact. Just be ready for the countless “What IS that?!” questions when you unveil this stunner.

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