The Turquoise blue cocktail is served in the Cell Block bar, immediately after Bryan Brown recites the famous Last Barman Poet on the bar top. The fact that the guest he’s flirting with at the time has in fact ordered an Orgasm doesn’t seem to phase him, and Brian & Doug Coughlin go ahead with their tandem routine.

The Tuquoise Blue appears in the TGI Fridays drinks manual, though their version is longer and served in a Collins on the rocks. The Cocktail Movie version is served straight up in a martini glass, we’ll go close to this but update it by using a classic coupe glass and tweak the sweetness a little.

Classic Turquoise Blue Recipe (TGI Friday’s)

  • 1¼oz (37.5ml) White Rum
  • ½oz (15ml) Triple Sec
  • ½oz (15ml) Blue Curacao
  • 1oz (30ml) Sweet & Sour
  • 1½ (45ml) Pineapple Juice

The drink is shaken with ice and served over cubed ice in a Collins glass. As you can see its a perfect example of the brightly coloured, juice heavy drinks that the 80s is infamous for. Even so, its tasty and easy to drink, so what’s not to love really?

Updated Turquoise Blue Cocktail Recipe

  • 1½oz (45ml) White Rum
  • ½oz (15ml) Blue Curaçao
  • ½oz (15ml) Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1oz (30ml) Fresh Pineapple Juice

We’re still shaking with cubed ice (the bigger the better!) but then fine straining into a chilled coupe glass. Our version also has a little extra kick, as there’s more rum and less juice to stretch it out. All we’ve really done here is remove the duplicate orange liqueur in the triple sec, and drop the extra sweetness from the sours. Fresh lemon will always add a little more zing to the drink.

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turquoise blue cocktail

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