Now it’s not often I get all immersive and Heston on you but I really think your experience of this post and the Blue Skies Cocktail would be best achieved if, before you kept on reading, you clicked on the link below and cranked up the volume….

Ok…are we there yet?

You know, it wouldn’t be Retro Foods for Modern Times if we didn’t have a luridly coloured cocktail to end the year so, here ’tis…The Blue Skies…and I defy anyone not to start humming along with The Chairman of The Board….

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see….

Blue Skies 1
Blue Skies 1

 It sure is blue.  And…dontcha think the ice cubes look a little bit like clouds?

If you said no to that.  Have one.   And look at the picture again.  Still no?  Have another.  REALLY crank the Frank up. And have another look.  Repeat. 

It will happen.

I can’t remember if I ever introduced you all to the third canine in our house.  F. Scott Fitzgerald, or Scotty as we like to call him, may be quiet, but much like his namesake, he knows how to sniff out a good cocktail.

Blue Skies 2
Blue Skies 2

 And when he sees one he likes? Oh boy, does he light up!

Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

BlueSkies 3
BlueSkies 3

 From all of us at La Maison de la Retro Foods to you and all of yours, all the very best for a fantastic 2015…

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on…

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Blue Skies
It's a delicious blue cocktail..with maybe ice that looks like clouds
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  1. 15 ml Blue Curacao
  2. 30 ml gin
  3. juice of 1/2 a lemon
  4. chilled tonic water
  5. ice cubes
  6. 1/2 lemon circle for garnish
  1. Fill a martini glass with ice.
  2. Pour over the Blue Curacao, gin and lemon juice.
  3. Top with tonic water.
  4. Garnish with a half moon lemon.
Adapted from Donna Hay
Adapted from Donna Hay
Retro Food For Modern Times

4 Comments on Nothing But Blue Skies…Happy 2015

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      I tried so many things to fix it. In the end what worked was from the Dashboard go into Appearance > Menus. Then I deleted the menu I had and reinstalled it. I also ticked both the boxes in the Menu Settings options which are Auto Add Pages and Theme Locations Top Menu. One/ some / all of the above worked to bring it back. I’m so sorry I can’t be more specific but hopefully if you follow the same steps you should also be able to get yours back. Please let me know how you go. Also, if the above doesn’t make sense, happy to email you with screenshots of what I did. xx

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