Blue Angel Highball

Masahiro Urushido, Katana Kitten | New York

The Blue Angel (aka Angelo Azzurro) is a Roman-born cocktail with a notorious reputation. But that didn’t stop Masa Urushido from transforming this boozy blue club drink from the 1980s into an azure-colored, sessionable highball.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Japanese gin, preferably Roku
  • 1/2 ounce fino sherry
  • 1/4 ounce blue Curaçao
  • 1/4 ounce orange liqueur, preferably Combier
  • 1/2 barspoon maraschino liqueur
  • Thomas Henry Cherry Blossom Tonic (chilled)

Garnish: maraschino cherry, preferably Filthy Cherries

  1. Place an ice spear or a stack of ice cubes in a frozen highball glass or handled beer stein.
  2. Add the gin, sherry, blue Curaçao, Combier and maraschino.
  3. Top off with chilled tonic water and gently stir.
  4. Garnish with a cherry, and serve.

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