For once, this Lady in Blue is not one of David Lynch’s heroines. It’s neither the Lady Blue played by Marion Cotillard in his short movie set in Shanghai, nor the Blue Lady played by Isabella Rossellini in the legendary Blue Velvet. Served in a fancy coupe, the Lady in Blue is a gin-based cocktail suited for chic ladies, with edible flower petals and a drop of orange water. Please.


About the Lady in Blue cocktail

A variation on a White Lady (a New Orleans Sour), this gin-based coupe carries crème de violette, orange flower water and edible flower petals, but blue curaçao is its crown jewel. It’s poured last to complete the cocktaila tribute to the long-term ghostly guest of Louisville’s Seelbach Hotel.



5 oz Beefeater gin

– 0.75 oz Lemon juice

– 5 oz Simple syrup

– 2 to 3 drops Orange flower water

– 0.25 oz Crème de violette

Blue curaçao

Edible flower petals (to Garnish)


How to make the Lady in Blue cocktail

Add all ingredients except for the blue curaçao to a shaker.

Add ice and shake vigorously, then double strain into a glass.

Add the edible flower garnish, then pour a slip of blue curaçao down the side of the glass so that it layers on the bottom.


Cocktail Profile

Flavor: Sweet

Base Spirit: Gin

Cocktail Type: Modern Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Light

Difficulty: Simple

Brands: Beefeater Gin’


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