The Pacific Sunshine is our first drink with blue Curaçao. Curaçao's main flavor component is orange. That isn't quite true as it is actually flavored with the peel of the laraha, which is a cousin of the orange. Its secondary flavor is blue food coloring and it is finished off with a touch of cedilla. As best as we can tell, the main reason to use blue Curaçao is to make your drink blue since there are plenty of other orange flavored liqueurs from which to choose. Logic would dictate that normally you wouldn’t purposely make a drink that looks like Ty-D-Bol, but in some cases it makes sense. The Pacific Sunshine is one of those cases.
|Also confused by drink names|
We haven't had that much luck with tequila drinks so far, but maybe this is a good sign. Now if I can just figure out why a Tequila Sunrise is named what it is.
Overall Rating for the Pacific Sunshine
1.5 oz. Tequila
1.5 oz Blue Curaçao
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
1 dash Bitters