Legend has it that the blue hue of the flavorless liqueur curacao originally came from crushed beetles; today a food coloring is used.
- Yield: Serves 4
Source: Martha Stewart Living, August/September 1992
- 1 lime wedge
- Coarse salt, for rims
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup Cointreau
- 1/4 cup blue curacao
- 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 cup superfine sugar
- 1 1/2 cups crushed ice
Rub the rim of each of four glasses with the lime wedge. Spread salt on a small plate, and dip glasses to coat the rims. In the jar of a blender, combine tequila, Cointreau, curacao, lime juice, sugar, and ice, and mix until smooth. Serve immediately in the prepared glasses.